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Kulusumu's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($400 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
Well ! land , I bought land for carrying out commercial farming.
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 if i never received the transfer, because i have been able to buy a land.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Oh yes ! In my opinion, I think GD has done well because they never asked for a bribe not even gifts from us. Thanks
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I am planning to use my second transfer to buy a plot of land that i havent identified yet so i am still keeping the money untill i find the potential plot of land i want.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is having a better place to sleep. Before GD came into my life, me and my children used to sleep badly without matresses and now we are happy we sleep on matresses. Thanks to GD
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($118 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought iron sheets, a blanket, some clothes, a goat and some food
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Buying land and building
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building metal house because this grass thatched house leaks whenever it rains and the remaining balance I will use it to start a shop to get daily source of income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement in life is starting a small business of selling silver fish and tomatoes. This business has enabled my family to live a fair life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is feeding my children because my main source of food is a garden but I get less returns which can not sustain feeding a family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am relaxing with my husband as we plan for our family.