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Namataka's family
Namataka
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
67
workCampaign
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1215 USD)
access_time 15 days ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Have enough milk for home and also being able to sell some for money
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD does well give us cash because it enables us with many choices. Continue monitoring us for project sustainability
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I have constructed my new house and also bought a cow
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($616 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was extremely happy. Since I was enrolled, I started planning for my money and when I received my transfer, I immediately embarked on fulfilling my dreams
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I now have hope that soon I will have my dream house
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing construction materials.
 
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access_time 8 months ago
 
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I will be able to repair my house , add a kitchen room where I am able cook food safe from the rains. I will also acquire land within Bukinyale village so I can build a bigger house to stay and also farm on a large scale.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was able to harvest some beans,50kilo grams which I sold and got $13.50, which I used to buy posho for food at home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The house where I sleep currenting is not in a good condition, it's too small for me and my son. Due to lack of finances I am unable to fix my house door. And I have a small piece of land yet I so much would love to have a big piece of land to farm maize, beans and cassava for both home consumption and commerce purposes.