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Tabisa's family
Tabisa
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
74
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($442 USD)
access_time over 3 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I haven't spent my second transfer yet, am saving it for future, most likely to buy new iron sheets for my house, to replace the old ones.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well giving people money to uplift their livelihood without taking away anything from what was promised to be given, and there's nothing it hasn't done well.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been for it helped me get proper medical treatment, i have solar lighting at night,saving me from buying paraffin all the time, and am very happy person nowadays,free from stress.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time almost 4 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying 2 bulls at 800,000Ugx, an ox-plough at 200,000Ugx, sollar system at 140,000Ugx and the remaining transfer I used for treating and feeding my self.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my first transfer I was very happy and thanked God for bringing G.D to my village.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have assets inform of cattle. This transfer also helped me to improve my heath because I was not able to pay my medical bills.
 
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access_time over 4 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship i faced in life is the death of my spouse who use to help alot in rearing of domestic animals. This was one of the sources of capital in my family for feeding, treatment .This days am experiencing hunger due to limited sources.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the is afternoon hours.This is when i chat with neighbours ,they keep telling stories which make me forget about my late husband.This releives me.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will use it for reparing my leaking ironroofed house.My family will enjoy adecent housing without coldness.This will prevent me from unnecessary sickness associated will coldness.