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Joseph's family
Small business
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have been in position to own a plot of land and a bull that will enble me phough my farm land in time, I couldn't have owned a plot of land and a bull had I not recieved this transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly has done well to give people cash direct that has change many families for the better, and Give Directly has not done anything bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent all my second transfer for purchasing a plot of land.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that now I own solar which I use for lighting and charging my phone.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I became very excited.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a solar for light at night at a cost of 200,000ugx. The balance of the money i plan to stock produce(grandnuts) which i will sell when the prices increase.
access_time 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money means I will b.s. able to buy a plot of land
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I am able to meet basic needs
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
In ability to pay fees and therefore I never finished school