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Stephen's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($441 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is differnet in that I'm now independent not like before when I used to depend on my parents
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has helped people with money and they have got plotsand built houses.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer to buy clothes at 100,000ugx, paid debt of 150000ugx,Alcohol at 200000ugx and balance of 1383000 has saved it to start business which he is still planing for.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($467 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that, this money is helping me to off set my marriage preparations that for so long I have struggled to begin.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money in my phone, because of the too much joy I received in my heart, I was sleepless till morning.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying household items and I'm planning to use the balance for buying cattle.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i am faced with is inadequacy of money to invest in other fields.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when i am seated with my parents.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i Will be able to marry, start up a business.