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Nehemiah
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
34
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The greatest change I have got in my life is that, my business has tremendously grown. Before receiving these transfers, I only had a capital of Ugx 2000000 but it has increased to Ugx 6000000. This in turn has increased the profits I make and of which profits I inject in other businesses like brick making hence making me financially stable.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by giving me the money. And according to me, there is nothing bad that GiveDirectly has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to boost the stock of my business and gave my wife Ugx 200000 for her upkeep.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($460 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life has improved in that, the business generates more income than it used to. Previously, I had limited capital which constrained on the number of cows I could buy daily hence small profits margins were realized as well.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I received the money but most especially after withdrawing it. At first, I doubted and receiving this transfer was a prayer answered. I had also longed to boost this business but had no money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I decided to boost my livestock business with the whole of my first transfer.
 
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access_time almost 5 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will invest it in livestock raising and also acquire some land for brick making.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I go to meet my brothers in the neighbourhood.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of enough capital to facilitate my business.