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Faizo's family
Casual labour
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($402 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a motorcycle to employ me and provide daily income for my home.
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 in a way that I now have a job which enables me to earn daily and I sleep in a strong house unlike before when I used to stay in a very miserable structure.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well to focus on household economic empowerment of the most poor. What GD does not do well is to implement short projects.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($420 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on roofing my house which I had started building so that I can leave the grass thatched house
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have managed to build a house something that I didn't dream would be possible. I am now happy that I will be sleeping in a good house
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($118 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought iron sheets because my house was leaking, bought some clothes for my children and wife
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Building a house
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfer on building a bigger brick house for my family because the one we have is small.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement was when I managed to acquire for myself a solar panel because it saved me from spending money on paraffin.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is the poor state of my current house because every time it rains, it leaks very much and we can't sleep.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I don't have any happy part of the day because I am always in worry.