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Betty's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($455 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I was able to acquire a piece of land, I have started a new business which has helped me earn some income at the end of the day.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD has done well to give us financial assistance because most people have constructed houses and acquire assets like livestock. Everything went on well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have save the whole 1633000 ugx
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that,I'm now happy because I have managed to re-stock my glossary shop which was lacking. These business is helping me sustain my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money,I became very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have used my first transfer to purchase a piece of land at 1,000,000ugx, re-stocked glossary shop at 100,000ugx,treated my sister at 500,000ugx and I have saved 100,000ugx.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Finishing my house and buying cattle
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the afternoon after finishing my garden work and getting something to eat
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Chronic sickness