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Ibaale's family
Ibaale
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 3 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Am now a happy man not like those days when I used to live a miserable life.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD is very good. I have been supported unconditiinally by the organization. I have not had anything negative about GD. Am instead just so grateful.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used all my transfers for buying fishing nets to start a fishing business at Buvuma Island.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The big difference is that I was able to build a house when I received the transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy upon receiving the transfer because I a plan of building a house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought bricks at 600000/=, cement 450000/=, sand 230000/=, Labour 400000/=.
 
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access_time over 3 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means starting up my own business so that I am self employed.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I get off work with some money that I have earned throughout the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I faced in my life was lacking a job to do so I would just spend my days lousing around the village without having any money.