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Solomon's family
Solomon
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is now different in that, I have been able to acquire land to live in. Previously, I never had enough land not even money to buy another plot for myself.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give directly has done well in reducing the stress levels in the lives of the people by giving them the money. On the other hand, there is nothing that Give directly has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on treatment amounting to Ugx500000, paid a tithe of Ugx340000 and bought clothes of Ugx150000. I also used Ugx400000 for brick making and Ugx143000 on food.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest in my daily is that, I have got a peace of mind because I own a plot of land.
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 spent my first transfer for purchasing a plot of land at 1,600,000 ugx and 100,000 ugx I used for treating myself and buying food for family members.
 
Enrolled
access_time 8 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means investing in agriculture through buying land for farming.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening time is my happiest part of the day.This is usually the time i hang out with my peers.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to invest in farming.