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Zuwena's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($402 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my Third transfer on buying a cow for rearing and I also bought house requirements.
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 money in that i have managed to buy cows and goats for rearing.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, i think GD has done well because I received all my 3 transfers .
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
On food, a cow, school fees, clothes and chairs! I spent my second transfer on school fees because I did not have school fees for my 2 children. I also bought food for my family and we are happy now.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to pay my children's school fees at the beginning of the school term is the biggest difference in my life. I managed to use my second transfer to pay school fees for my children in time and I am proud.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a goat for rearing and remembering GD,i also bought clothes for my children.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money i felt joy on my heart.I wake-up when i was full of joy on my face and people could see it on my face.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying a piece of land because right now i am living with my parents. Secondly i am planning to pay school fees for my children because their father doesnt give me support. Lastly i am planning to start up a business for whole selling food crops.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of my parents and God blessed me with two beautiful children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was when I grew up with my step mother and i was not given a chance to go to school. This has stressed me up to now thinking i would have been a better person in future if i only went to school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning waking up still a live because very many out there are admitted.