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Nyirababirigi
landscapeCountry:
rwanda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
61
workCampaign
Rwanda Large Transfer
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
477520 RWF ($423 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My hope in coming years, from the livestock I do possess now, they will multiply themselves in few year and I will sell them and get money for me to be financially able to buy whatever I want such as food, clothes, paying fees for my children, and invest in sustainable project.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly does well in helping us with cash support and we become able to buy what we don't have access to. I wish GiveDirectly could keep supporting us and those who didn't beneift yet from this program.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
The recent transfer was very significant to me as I was already planning what to spend on the cash. With the cash, I firstly started to improve the roof of my house as it was not adequate at all. Hence, I bought pieces of sheet metal on $170 in order to have a safe shelter. After thaat, I purchased some home materials materials that I needed on $45 for me to be able sleep well on a comfortable matress, and eat on good plates. In addition to that, I bought a pig $40 and a cow on $285 for me to possess long term assets and capable to produce manure for my cultivation land which leads to sufficient harvest.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
329680 RWF ($298 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
It was in the morning around 10am . I was home cooking lunch and I heard a sound coming from my phone that I received the donation from givedirectly. I was happy and surprised.I thought It was a dream coming true.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
My life is becoming better after receiving the financial support from Givedirectly I was able to renovate our house and I am taking care of my family the way I wish moreover I paid school fees for my children and paid the medical insurance. Without the money from Givedirectly my family would be in a bad life without food.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought tiles for 82k because I wanted to replace the old tiles for my roof with the new ones, the old ones were so damaged.
 
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What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
The first thing I'm planning to do is to build a new house and this one as it is very old and small will be used as a kitchen. The house will cost $500. The other thing is that my daughter will open a small shop that will cost $200. The purpose of the small shop we will be able to get money for other needs like buying clothes.I will also buy a pig that will cost us $25 and this will help me to get manure to put in my land in order to be more fertile and more productive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Nothing special happened, but I can say that when I come from church and have something to eat, I feel happy. In general when I am praying I feel good and I can say that it's the first thing that brings joy to my heart.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The main challenge I am facing currently is that the roof of my house is damaged, the clay tiles are very old and damaged at the level that when it rains, tha rain pass through and reach inside, sometimes I think to go find somewhere to stay but I don't have means to do that. The othe challenge is that I don't have any livestock being small or a cow and because of that it's hard for me to get manure to use in my agriculture activities, hence the low production. Growing crops in our lands require the use of manure otherwise the harvest will not be good because the soil is less fertile.