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Rirwanabose
landscapeCountry:
rwanda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
54
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Rwanda Large Transfer
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
477520 RWF ($423 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I used to eat everything from the market but now I have got manure from my livestock which will help me to cultivate and get good harvest and i have rented good land which is big and will help me to get everything i will need in the future.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Some people were dying from hunger without anything toeat and without soap to clean their clothes but now everything is okay and now they are good. Everything that GD done was very good
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought solar lamp because I used to be in the darkness at night in my house but now I have got light. I bought 2 Rabbits and they are about to reproduce and I am planning to buy other livestock. I rented a big land to cultivate and bought Clothes.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
329680 RWF ($300 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I live with my daughter and I was with her when I received the first transfer. I was very happy when I received my transfer because we were in great need of food and clothes. I was also able to buy utensils I did not have at home and I am planning on buying more livestock as I plan on benefiting from livestock farming.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I was living in extreme poverty before receiving my first transfer and I do not want to go back to the life I was living in. My daughter and I could barely afford one meal a day. I now eat healthier and can afford eating some meat when the rabbits that I bought grow. I had never thought my dreams of starting livestock farming would actually be fulfilled, but I can now see doors opening since I received my first GD's transfer.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I received my first transfer and bought utensils worth 50 $, rabbits worth 4 $, clothes for 50 $, food worth 46 $ and I am saving the remaining amount money to buy livestock such as sheep and other. I am waiting until the prices of livestock go back to normal to start using the remaining part of my first transfer to start livestock farming.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I will buy livestocks (sheep and pig) of $100 to fertilize my small land, I will buy food to eat of $150, I will buy a land of $300, a bed and matelas of $50 and I will save the rest on my saving and credit account
What is the happiest part of your day?
When the government has decided to give me district support of $10 per month, it makes me happy because with it I was able to buy beans,soaps, salt and clothes
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have a small land to cultivate, no cow or other livestocks to get compost to fertilize my small land, to get food, I used only district support of $10 per month. My house is not finished yet and It affected my health