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Michaelo's family
Michaelo
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 800,000 ugx on paying my son's university tuition and I spent 200,000 ugx on paying a loan. I also bought a bull at 600,000 ugx. Then the balance of the cash transfer was spent on buying food for the family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Givedirectly has helped the needy alot by uplifting them from poverty and famine. However on the bad side the cash transfers are not enough, if givedirectly could add us more money that would be great.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
There is a big difference in my life in that my life has changed alot. I now dress decently, feed well and my children are at school studying.This would not have been possible had give directly not given me these transfers. I had alot of thoughts and worries on top of the loans that has accumulated and my life was very miserable.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a mattress, solar panel, cement, and the balance to pay school fees.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i recieved my money, i felt so happy and informed my family immediately.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is am able to meet the cost of living now than before, and this has reduced the daily stress i had.
 
Enrolled
access_time 9 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is lack of money to buy land and educate my children who have showed interest to study and be better citizens in my community.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is after a mathematics lessons. This is my favourite subject. Interacting with my learners and making them understand a subject that i love most, makes me happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means household development. This money will buy household necessities for my family like beddings, food, land and pay tuition for my son who is at college and those still at secondary school.