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Patrick's family
Patrick
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
66
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time 4 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 than it would have been because, items I never thought I could have are now with me and that gives me a peace of mind.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well giving us money to enable people acquire land, build houses, buy clothes and whatever they lacked; I don't see anything it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to complete payment of a piece of land bought for cultivation and the balance, bought household items and food stuff.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($445 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness, and my family now feeds better than before when we could at times go a week without a good meal.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i recieved the money, i and my family felt so happy, we got what no one has ever given to us in a life time.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a piece of land at 1,100,000ugx, a mattress at 180,000ugx, iron sheets at 250,000ugx, building poles at 150,000ugx, and the balance food stuff.
 
Enrolled
access_time 8 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face is lack of money. I have heart problem that needs treatment but an so poor to afford it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moment is during morning hours,i do not think alot about how to take care of my family.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to buy land for farming activities since am just staying in a small portion.