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Mohamad
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
House construction
faceAge:
52
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed because these cash transfers, I have acquired a motirbike which has eased my movements to different markets being a businessman. Before this transfer, I hired always a motorbike from someone which was very costy.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has done well by supporting me buy motirbike which I had failed to by before. Secondly, through their guidance on how to use the money. People have developed in their families. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I cleared the balance for the motorbike, bought household goods, building materials, clothing/ household goods and paid school fees.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is better now because I ride my own motorcycle which I bought with the transfer. It has eased transportation for both my family members and merchandise to the market on market days. I have also plastered my house and I am using solar light. My home is beautiful and it looks like a town. Before I received the transfer, transportation was not easy. I could hire a motorcycle for me to go any where and also transport the merchandise to the market which was expensive.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I first doubted the message because I thought it was from fraudsters. I checked my account balance and confirmed it was real. I was then filled with happiness and the whole village ululated, praising GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying household items (a mattress, curtains, bed sheets, kitchen utensils and clothes). I purchased a solar panel, 4 bags of cement and 2 trips of sand that I used for plastering my house. I also bought a second hand bajaj motorcycle to ease transportation.
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I shall be able to compliment on my business. This transfers I will invest on my business inorder to boost it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moments is always evenings hours when Iam chatting with my spouse.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of enough money for paying school fees. I have no money to meet my children school fees currently studying in kakere primary school.