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Miria's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has is now different in that, I'm currently sleeping in a spacious permanent house. In the past, I used to sleep in rickety house with no money to construct a better one.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by giving us unconditional cash transfers that have enabled me to construct a permanent house. On the other hand, there is nothing bad GiveDirectly has done. I wish they would continue sending us more money.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the whole of my second transfer to continue with the construction of the permanent house that I begun using the first.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I and my family are living every day happily. This is because we are no longer stressed over the lack of basic necessities of life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very excited because it was my first time to receive such a huge amount of money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy building materials like iron sheets, timber, and bricks and household goods.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My intention is build ironroofed house with the transfers.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moments is always afternoon after my family having lunch. Iam relax because they are satisfied.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of money for farming . I feel like expanding in Agricultural activities but I lack money to enhance it.