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Gusta's family
Gusta
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 8 days 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 I am able to complete my education which would not be possible if I had notrecievedthis transfer. I would have remained home up to date.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion givedirectly has done well by helping us in a way of giving us money to use as we wanted. This has enabled me to pay off my tuition fees as I had run short of all possibilities of getting money to continue with my education. However, givedirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a solar for ligting as we couldn't stand any more darkness and use it for reading at night. I then spent most of my transfer to pay my tution fee. I am saving the balance as I plan to use it for construction.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now sleep in a comfortable bed.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I remember I received a mobile money message at around 5am. I got down on my knees with my wife and we prayed to God.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 170,000 ugx to buy two beds. I am planning to start constructing a house with the balance of the cash transfer.
 
Enrolled
access_time 5 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will build an improved house
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the evening when interacting with my village mates
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
LAck of basic needs to maintain my family