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Josam
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
25
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that am now able to make money with the motorbike I bought and life is generally easy.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my own opinion Give Directly did well to give all people in my village money this makes them feel they are equal otherwise conflicts would arise. There is nothing they did not do well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for paying a debt worth UGX 1,500,000 that I got from my brother to top up my first transfer for buying a motorbike.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The way i used to live was so difficult in that getting money was so hard. I can now ride my bike as a boda and generate some income.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When i saw the massage i felt so happy and kept calm. After reading it i went back to sleep.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I topped 1500000 ugx to purchase a motorbike and 200000 ugx to buy household items.
 
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access_time 5 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to marry a wife.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am with other members of the community.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of resources to facilitate my marriage.