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Besi's family
Besi
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
47
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($402 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to pay school fees for my children because they were demanding them at school. I also bought a solar panel because I was spending a lot of money to buy kerosene for lighting my house
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because i now have constant lighting in my house every night than it would have been if i hadn't recieved as I would be still spending a lot on kesrosene
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by trusting that we can plan for the money and there is nothing that i would say that went wrong
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($425 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy 2 cows so i can have animals at home and also get milk in future, i also bought a plot of land for cultivating more food for the family, i bought food to help us during the dry season and also paid school fees for my child
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differnve in my daily life is having a plot of land and cows at home
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying beddings since I was very poorly like a rat. I also mobilized resources and added on my balances to buy a cow.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received my money, I almost ran mad and I exclaimed, "Oh God is good!!" I didn't sleep the whole night.
 
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access_time over 7 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying land to expand my cultivation area to increase on my agricultural production and the remaining balance to school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement in life is buying a plot of land and it's on this Land that I have settled with children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is paying school fees for my children and providing basic needs to my children is too hard.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am having dinner with my children.