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Kalender
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
82
workCampaign
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1231 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I PLAN TO BUY LAND TO GET A BETTER PLACE
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I DON'T KNOW
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I SPENT MOST OF MY MONEY TO CONSTRUCT A GOOD KITCHEN
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($624 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Was washing utensils at home, didn't believe when the trustee checked on account, and informed her that since the message of transfer was not seen , Thought of buying a cow to keep
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
She was miserable, following the death of her son a few weeks back, but on receiving the payment, she felt loved and thought of by GD
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Bought a bull for rearing
 
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access_time 1 year ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Receiving this money means that my living conditions will improve. I plan on buying three calves at $190 each, this is because incase of a problem in the future I can sell them and solve it, since I have difficulties in walking I shall give them to a person I trust to take care of them. Secondly, I plan on supporting my daughter who has been at home without a job for months by giving her $272 so as she can start up an onion business shop .Additionally, my house is not in good conditions I shall buy ironsheets and timber at $272 to I can renovate it. Furthermore, I shall use $789 for constant medical check up, treatment for myself because my eyes see blurry things and my knee joints ache too.
What is the happiest part of your day?
That was when I could walk and do some activities, Our soils are fertile and they support the growth of food crops I remember I planted beans and had a fruitful harvest. I sold some and the money I earned I used it to buy necessities at home like soap and cooking oil. I also used the rest of the harvested beans for home consumption
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My knees and legs hurt and thus I have difficulties in walking it is has been now a month without me going to the garden to check on my crops additionally, my eyes do not hurt but I am slowly losing my sight where by even during day things turn blurry.