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Peter's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($399 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on expanding and renovating(plastering and cementing) my house. This is because it was small and yet I have a big family.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The condition we were living in was really bad and we could hardly access the basics of life however my life is different because when I received transfers i managed to send my children to school and I am able to provide for the needs of my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by caring for us and speaking so well with us during phone interactions. This makes us feel loved.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($424 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying building materials and i made an extension on my house.I also bought a cow to rear.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i am able to afford the basic necessities at home.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a cow as an investment. I felt it was the best way to multiply my this money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received my money, I could not believe until I got the cash from the agent. On getting the cash, I shouted in celebration.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying cattle and land where to cultivate from.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is the ability to buy the plot of land where I am settled. This gave me independence.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the illness which affected my wife a lot. This took me a lot of money for her to be well.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning hours. This is because I use them to do my daily routine work.