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Kulesi's family
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1239 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I hope to clear payments on my land by the end of this year and construct so I can relocate my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly has helped me immensely and my life has improved, my wife who had left because of the hard living conditions came back and we are moving forward.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought a bull, furniture in my house as I didn't have any, iron sheets for building my house when I buy land, a motorcycle for bodaboda business.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($622 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Was digging in the garden and felt excited ,thought of buying cattle and piece of land
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
He had no household goods, now had bought them,mattress among other
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Bought a cow, deposited some money on a piece of land
access_time 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
With the transfer, I plan to buy a plot of land in a safer place at USD 810, I also look forward to purchasing a cow worthy USD 270. I will then use the balance of USD 792 to start up a retail shop which me improve on income to enable me support my family to live good life like any other person who is doing well.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the last six months, I happened to be happy when the organisation called SESIL came to support children in communities through Community Learning Facilitators' Refresher and Reflection Meetings where by we trained children in numerous and Literacy in local language and I was paid some money that helped me meet basics needs in the home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I currently face a problem of poverty in that I cannot even afford to buy a cow that can provide us with milk for both home use and selling to make money. I am also affected with land slides and flash floods which makes us live bad life because my house is just next the stream that makes a lot of noise and water reaches the compound when it gets full. In addition, I lack school fees to go back to school because I was admitted at Islamic University in Uganda for a Diploma in Primary Education but I didn't even start due to lack of money. Due to inability to support my family, my wife left for Kenya and left me two children who are now staying with my Uncle.