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Jalia's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($401 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on a house and solar panel. I used my transfer to plaster my house because my house was always dirty with dust. I also bought a solar panel for light which saved me from spending on fuel daily.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I now feed well with my family, I am living in cleaner house with solar light so my life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well to give us money and allowing us make decisions on how to spend our money.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($425 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a bicycle to help with transportation and building materials like bricks iron sheets to expand on my house which is a bit small.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am now able to expand on my house which would have been impossible with out this support.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($112 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I haven't used my first transfer because my husband was telling me to take it back but now he has accepted it and we are going to bulid.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt good and screamed after my friend checking my phone and the money was sent to me.
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on renovating my house because currently is small and not finished house and the remaining balance to buy livestock.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement we have as family is paying a plot of land on which we built our home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is making ends meet especially the basic needs are too hard to provide.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I am in my rice garden because whenever I am in my garden I feel hope of living a better life.