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Wamutanda's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have changed a lot and i now look somebody in the community.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
We have built houses and its very popular in the whole village, even those who had refused to register out of fear at first are now regretting and wishing that registration is done again
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying a bed of 50,000, a mattress of 100,000, 4 basins at 20,000, 5 saucepans at 40,000, a kettle at 15,000, 20 plates at 25,000, 5 plastic chairs at 125,000, 3 bars of soap at 10,000, 4 sachets of salt at 3,000, 6 teaspoons at 1,000, 3 lights solar at 250,000. I bought 2 doors at 120,000, 3 windows at 90,000, 2 trips of sand at 80,000, 10 bags of cement at 320,000, paid labour 150,000. I also bought some clothes worthy 100,000, i also bought some meat and rice for eating. the rest of the money was spent n other basics needs and up keep.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life changed because I now also sleep on the mattress and my family is happy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I became so happy when I received the transfer and started doing what I wanted to do.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my money to construct a house, mattress, clothes, plates, iron sheets, timbers.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means suporting me to work hard and improve my standard of living because it will help me start some business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is always in the evening because that is when I get paid after working for others.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is lack of a reliable source of income to support my family.