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Henry's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
Upcoming Stage
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Our home has become beautiful even when the house we started is not yet complete. I am hopeful that it is going to be more beautiful when I complete the whole construction process. I chose to construct an iron roofed house because maintaining a grass thatched has become expensive due to scarcity of the grass. I am grateful to GiveDirectly for enabling me change my house status.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I received the money on my phone at around 6:00 am , this triggered excitement and happiness among the family members that day. We sat down as a family to plan for this money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my first transfer to buy 2 trips of bricks and 2 of sand, 15 bags of cement that I used for raising a wall. I intend to roof this house come my second transfer.
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will spend for building iron-roofed house. I failed to complete my permanent house due to lack of money. The rains are washing off it's walls and is in danger of collapsing. Givedirectly transfers will enable me complete my house hence providing better accommodation. I will also manage to save some money spent on renovating agrass thatched house for providing other basic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My favourite part of the day is evening hours. I remove part of my stress by egaging with friends at Opeduru centre. We share different experiences of life and is amazing.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is my daughter is epileptic. She falls sick any time and I have spent too much money rescuing her life hence can not save for family development. This is avery reason I have failed to complete my iron-roofed house.