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Mateege's family
Small business
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been in that i now own two tailoring machines and i have a house as well, i also used to rent land but now i have mine
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly does well in fulfilling their promises to us
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a new tailoring machine at 190,000shs, i added capital into my business of 250,000shs, i bought bricks at 240,000shs, i bought sand at 130,000shs, i am planning to buy cement at 120,000 , i intend to spend 330,000shs on labour and the rest is to be spent on finishing the house like painting
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
since i bought a new sowing machine my business is doing well i am even planning on building a house soon
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
when i received my money i felt very good because i did not expect it
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a new sowing machine because i am a tailor, i also bought some bricks and a bicycle
access_time over 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is paying rent for the house that I am staying in because it is quite expensive for me and yet my business is also making very little money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I meet and spend some time with my friends after work. We can go for movies or for a soft drink and share with each other about how our day was.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It means improving my standard of living because I plan on building a house with the cash transfer and I stop renting.