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Buwenje's family
Subsistence farming
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1248 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
In my village we farm onions among other things, I hope to have a great harvest in the coming year and plant maize as well.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I would like for give directly to also help other people that have not been helped yet and also continue helping us.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought iron sheets and timber to improve my kitchen and home. I plan to buy 2 cows with my remaining transfer as I search for land to buy.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($646 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was digging, I felt so happy, I first thought of buying a cow
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
Am happy, now my children are in school.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought a cow just for a moment, later will sell and add some money and buy land
access_time 12 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I really want to express my gratitude towards Give directly for reaching out to me and my family. Receiving this money from Give directly will give me me hope , joy I can not explain much. But will leave this place as soon as possible, because I have gotten the opportunity that I have always been longing for. I will move my family to a place that is safe for us to live as a family.Acquiring land with in my area will cost me about 1,354 USD. And I will aldo be able to have my dream Cow worth 541.68 USD. And I believe this cow will be able to provide us with enough milk for me and my family,
What is the happiest part of your day?
After the land slide occurred in my Village Wante in Agust this year.It got every resident live in fear but one thing I am grateful to God is that no life was destorybed both human and livestock. And for me it's a great miracle that I can breath.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
After my died in 2010 after he returned from a camping site in Bulucheke, life became so hard for me and my children. In that acquiring school fee and food became a great challenge for me. I did remarrie again to another man hoping I would get the support I needed but still I feel he does offer adequate school to me and my children.