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Magret's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($445 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is better now because I sleep in an iron roofed house. Previously, I was sleeping in a grass thatched house which could leak a lot on rainy days. I could over think and stand at night untill the rains stop. Am grateful to GiveDirectly for relieving me from this stress.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well to give us money directly and allowed us to spend it the way we wanted. There is nothing they are doing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying 10 bags of cement that I used for plastering my house. I also bought a door, windows and food.
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'm much more happier than before. This is because, this money has taken away stress from my life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recived the money, I felt very happy. This is because, from my childhood I had never recieved such a huge amount of money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent the whole of my first transfer to construct a permanent house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to get money for building permanent house for my self, then the balance i will use for feeding .
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is always after lunch, when I observe my ground children playing under the tree , the way they play their games and urgments makes me feel happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is frequent sickness .which always attacks me throughout the year.