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Stanslas
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Brick making
faceAge:
21
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I am very happy and relaxed now because with the cash transfers I am able to acquire basic necessities. I also acquired property that I never dreamed of possessing before. Had I not received the cash transfer, my life would have been so terrible. I would have engaged in gambling and other criminal activities.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly does well to support the needy and the vulnerable by sending them cash transfers. On the other hand, I do not see anything wrong that GiveDirectly has not done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase construction materials (cement,bricks, iron sheets) worth UGX1,080,000. I spent UGX150,000 to treat my sick grand mother. I also bought some food and household items worth UGX 170,000. I am planning to spend UGX200,000 on paying the builders.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my self esteem has greatly improved.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, sleep disappeared and I called my mother to inform her about what had happened.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first cash transfer worth 1,700,000ugx, I used it for buying a bull worth 750,000ugx, I also bought three goats at 150,000ugx to act as Income generating activity. I used 60,000ugx for treating my sister, I bought clothes for myself and sibblings worth 175,000ugx. The balance of 565,000ugx, I intend to use for making bricks for constructing a permanent house and feeding.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to go back to school since I dropped out of school while in senior three
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I go to play foot ball with my friends.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of money to pay fees and this has made me drop out of school.