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Johnbosco
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Teaching
faceAge:
21
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($441 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have started an animal farm basically for sheep and goats that I couldn't have started had I not recieved this money.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In opinion Give Directly had well to give me money that has enabled me start up sheet and goat farm, Give Directly has not done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for purchasing 3 trips of sand at 375,000ugx, 8 bags of cement at 240,000 ugx, 10 pieces of iron sheets at 280,000 ugx, 3 sheep at 120,000ugx and I have not yet spent 568,000 ugx, but am planning to spend it on adding materials for building and pay for labour for building.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($473 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my standards of living have improved because with the transfer I have been able to buy the goats and sheep that are going to be my source of income in the near future.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money I felt very good.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying goats and sheep. The remaining balance is going to help me to buy building materials.
 
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access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is inadequacy of money to continue with my education. I have always desired to advance my teaching career but this has never been achieved.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning.Being able to see a new shinning day makes me happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means starting an animal farm. I intend to use this money to buy sheep and goats to rear, as an additional source of income for my household.