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Samuel's family
Samuel
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
56
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($404 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on a house. I used my transfer to finish my house because my second transfer was not enough.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that I have built a good house for my children and i am able to pay school fees for my children. I also have enough food for my family and I am happy.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well to advise us on different ways managing our transfer and calling us whether we received our transfers. However, the people GiveDirectly registered but did not get the money are looking at in a negative way. Therefore, they need to be given money also so that they settle in their hearts.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
On a house! I used my second transfer to build a boultry house because I have always wanted to do poultry keeping for a income generating project for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to build a shelter for my poultry project is the biggest difference in my daily life. I used the transfer to build a poultry shelter.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
Buying beddings,food since we were starving and taking my mentally challenged child to hospital is what i spent my first transfer on.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when i recieved my money i felt happy and shared my happiness with my wife too by giving her some money.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I plan to spend my transfer on completing my house and the balance I will use to pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement in my life is constructing a house because I was able to shift my family from small house to better one.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I do face is providing basic needs to my family because my income is too low.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am in our trading center with friends.