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Geoffrey's family
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($403 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying doors and accomplishing my house which I began using GD transfers. I also bought a cow for rearing.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it woild have been if i never received the transfer in that i now sleep in an iron sheet roofed house something I had never dreamt of.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well to give recipients phones and sending money directly to them instead of sending through third party.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on building a two room iron roof house because the one I am sleeping in is a grass thatched and very old
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I can now own an iron roofed house which I never ever thought would happen. Am really happy
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($118 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought iron sheets and have started building a house
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Building a plot and starting a business for trading in furniture
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to build a better house and use balance to enrol for a motor mechanic course since I had dropped out of school due to lack of fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement in my life was finishing my o level since getting fees was not easy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I ve faced in my life was the death of my mother when I was in p.2. Schooling.feeding and total care was really wanting.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after work that I join peers for food at the center since I cater for my self.