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Pascal
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Shopkeeper
faceAge:
32
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 8 days 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 in that I have managed to construct the iron roofed house with the Give Directly transfers within the shortest time.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly did well to give individual beneficiaries their transfers directly. There is nothing they are not doing well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying Cement UGX 310,000, 3 trips of sand UGX 270,000, Labour UGX 400,000, aggregate, marram and rods UGX 553,000 and food UGX 100,000.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, now I have my permanent structure which I thought before it would take me long to construct.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I became happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer for building my permanent structure at 1,600,000ugx and bought utensils and food at 100,000ugx.
 
Enrolled
access_time 4 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i get the money, i will start a business that will generate some income for me to go back to school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Being that am working for someone, the happiest part of my day is when i finnish work successfully and i get paid.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It is when i lost my father who was facilitating my education. This caused me to drop out of school.