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Hadijja's family
Hadijja
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
61
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($400 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on food since it was a season of hunger. I managed to renovate my house which was in a very bad condition and also constructed a toilet because I did not have one.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I had never recieved such an ammount of money in my life. My house had a leaking roof and was in a bad condition , I had no hope making it better untill GiveDirectly came. Also Hunger would have killed me and my family if it wasn't for Givedirectly's transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Givedirectly does well to come and visit us and also call to check on us after sending transfers. That is a very good thing.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($422 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy a solar panel as kerosene had become too expensive for me. I also paid school fees for my children since they were demanding them at school, also bought a goat to keep my money accumulating when the goat grows and also renovated my house which had a dusty floor
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i am nolonger stressed about buying kerosene as I have solar light at night. Life has really changed because the money I would use to buy kerosene now covers other expenses like medical
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying solar panal to avoid darkness ,sand and bricks to build a toilet.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money i felt so great and if any GiveDirectly staff was near me at that moment,i would have given him/her a handshake and a hen.Thanks
 
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access_time 5 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on plastering my house and also put a new roof. Secondly i have an orphan i also want to pay her school fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest are my livestock because incase of any problem they act as security.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is suffering from a heart disease which really put me down some times. Secondly loosing my daughter who left behind six children it its not an easy journey raising them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening ending the day when i am alive and my grandchildren.