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Stella
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
faceAge:
31
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 is different now because I'm sleeping in a iron roofed house which I constructed using the transfers. Secondly I live a happy life because I no long have to look for grass for renovating my grass thatched hut. Previously, I used to sleep in a leaky grass thatched house that left my property damaged during rainy season.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly in my opinion has done well send me unconditional cash which I have used to construct a permanent house that I never owned before getting the transfer. In my community, Everyone is praising GiveDirectly for the good job it has done in the village in terms of sending cash directly to us and let us plan by ourselves how to spend it. People have built houses, Livestock and household items using their transfers. In my view, GiveDirectly did everything well that's why everyone is happy about the program.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Since I had started the construction of a iron roofed house with the first transfer, I used Ugx 1300000 for completing the house. These comprised of plastering, Flooring and installing windows and doors. The remaining ugx 332000 I used it for purchasing household items like mattress, bed and transport.
 
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, I feel much more happier because previously I did not have the money to complete my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the message of the money, I felt over joyed because I knew help had arrived.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the whole of my first transfer on building materials like sand, murrum, cement, doors and windows that am going to use for finishing my permanent house.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i receive this money, the first thing i will do is to build a house that can accommodate us with the children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when i see my children healthy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have ever faced is the kidney problem, i suffer with this illness because i cannot raise money to go for proper treatment.