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Joseph's family
Small business
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 changed in that I am happier because I am constructing an extension of my house such that my children will have a comfortable accommodation too. Previously, my children have been sleeping in a grass thatched house that had been giving me the burden of walking for long distances to look for grass in order to renovate it frequently.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, giveDirectly has done well through community sensitization and above all, their approach is very transparent through electronic money transfer to me and other beneficiaries at large. In spite of the direct approach, GiveDirectly needs to do proper monitoring in order to identify household projects that have not been completed such that they can facilitate their completion.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 1,232,000 towards constructing an extension to my house. The balance of UGX 400,000, I intend to spend it on completing construction work.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily is that, I'm living each day more happily because this money has delivered me from the burden of poverty.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money in my phone, I felt very happy and I even laughed on top of my voice.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy construction materials like bricks, cement, iron sheets and iron bars at Ugx 1635000. I also bought a bag of sugar at Ugx 60000 to add to my stock in the shop.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will stock up my business and also buy a motorcycle for my family welfare and transport.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening while sharing stories with my friends and family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is lack of enough support for sustaining my family welfare and education.