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Nabanja's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($443 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My children were having fees problems, but when i received the money i paid their school fees for the whole year.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Some of us lived a hopeless life, we did not expect to improve our lives but GD did it for us
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Am using my transfer for home items, i bought a solar system of 300,000, bought bricks of 400,000, i sank a pit latrine at 120,000, am constructing a kitchen at 500,000, the remaining money will be used for cementing the interior of my house
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i now own a sugar cane plantation something which i have been admiring all my life and now i have hope that i will be able to harvest the sugarcane and pay school fees for my children
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When i received the transfer i felt very happy in my heart
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a sugarcane plantation, buying bricks and am planning to build a house
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I to invest it and help my household members live a better life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when my family and I find something to eat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is living in poverty.