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Ann's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($454 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 is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because am able to afford balanced diet for my family and we all sleep on good beddings.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly did well to sensitize us prior to the enrollment process which convinced many people to accept the program, they also did very well to give us the money. There is nothing they are not doing well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying materials (7 bags of cement, 20 iron sheets, timber, nails) which am currently using for constructing an iron roofed house. I still have the balance of 600,000 which intend to use for paying the builders.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily is that, I have been able to acquire oxen that will help me cultivate more food for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy two oxen at 1300000ugx. I also bought food and house hold items.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to educate my children. This transfers I will use for paying my children's school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon after garden work. I relax and chatt with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is is lack of enough money for educating my children.