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Beatrice's family
Beatrice
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($402 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used my third transfer to buy a cow for rearing and also to renovate my mother's house since it was leaking.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would still be renting a house and hustling to get money for rent if I had not received the transfers however I am now living in my own house that i constructed with the transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by giving us money and letting us decide how to use it because with this we are able to facilitate the different needs we have.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($426 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy a plot of land so i can have where to cultivate food from.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life was getting land where i can grow enough food for the family
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying 4 pigs to start a piggery enterprise. I also bought solar since I was finding challenges to provide paraffin on a daily basis at home.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received my money. I even shivered and just saw tears rolling down my cheeks. Little did i expect to receive such a big sum of money in my life.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 3 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying land on which I will build my house and the remaining balance I will use it to start kiosk.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is buying home assets like mattress and bed.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is making ends meet this has made it hard for me to provide basic needs to my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon when I am having lunch with my children.