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Sam's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($452 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 than it would have been if I had never received the transfer in that I am able to get a skill that will sustain me for generations.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well by helping me to further my education as I am now persuing my building course. However, givedirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay my personal education as I am perusing a tatiary building course. I am saving the balance to use for my next fees. This course will help me on the future to be able to maintain myself financially since I will be working.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have managed to purchase oxen that are going to to help me cultivate my crops as opposed to the past where I used beg other people to plough for me in my farm land.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on livestock and house hold items.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will buy oxen and ox plough to use for agriculture
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons when I have finished to eat and I am resting
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough money to continue with my education