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Margret
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
56
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($398 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on a house. I used my third transfer to finish roofing my 3bedroom house because the second transfer was not enough for me to finish roofing it.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The big and modern house I have now is from the transfer I received, so my life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I was sleeping in my parents' small house before the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to exclude bribery in the program from the start, the communication from GiveDirectly staff is good, the teachers are calm and patient to us.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($420 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
Okay,house!I spent my second transfer on building a house however much it is not yet complete.I also bought ironsheets but i haven't yet done the roofing since the money was not enough. I have been staying in a mud house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is being able to build a house.I have been sleeping in mud house.thanks
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my first transfers to buy iron sheets as I am planning to start building because the house we are currently living is in a dilapidated state and the walls are almost falling on us. I also bought household utensils because we didn't have any to use
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my second transfer to start building because the house we are currently living in is in a dilapidated state and the walls are almost falling on us
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the cash transfer on constructing a house for my family, the one i live in with my husband and wife leaks that disorganises us whenever it rains.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I did buy a hen and a cock that hatched more and they multiplied,the sales from the poultry i used it to buy basic necessities like salt and it increased my household income.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i ever faced in my life is having a leaking house that disorganises us with my husband and children whenever it rains.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy during evening hours when am chatting with my mother- in-law and my children.