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Ben
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
24
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?
My life has changed in that, I feel proud, empowered and ready to start and lead my own life now that I have completed a teaching course. Before, I had problems getting tuition for my course.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through giving cash transfers directly to individuals. I acknowledge and appreciate what GivDirectly has done so far.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 1,016,000 for completing construction of my permanent house that I will sleep in.I completed payment of my college fees with UGX 16,000 and I still have UGX 600,000 in the bank. I intend to spend it for buying a cow in the future.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($471 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 because I have been able to achieve many things with this money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved the transfer, I felt very happy because I knew now that my dreams were going to be implemented more so building of a permanent house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my firs transfer to make bricks for building at 400000ugx, bought iron sheets at Ugx 299000 and household goods at Ugx 300000. I'm intending use the balance for starting the construction of my house.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a lot to me ,because this money is going to help me to contruct a house for my self. then the balance i will use for buying dowary for marriage.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest of my day is evening hours when am sitted with my parents because they keep on encouraging me about life .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I faced in my life is when I failed to pick up me results from the college due to lack of money.