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Sam's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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 I am happy to have been able to build an iron sheet roofed house, and happy to handle such an amount of money in my life.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well sending is money to buy land, build iron sheet roofed houses, household items and whatever each household wanted, and importantly, it gives the money direct to the beneficiary. I don't see anything it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay debts for money borrowed and the balance saved is to be used to buy doors and windows.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, now I own a calf which I hope will help me plough my gardens next year and also building materials which I could not afford before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I became very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to purchase a calf at 400,000 and the rest of the balance I plan to buy materials for building a house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house, buy oxen and start up a small business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am with my wife.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of money to take care of the needs of the family.