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Justine's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I had no hope of renovating my house. Every time i thought the house would fall on me at night. Now the house is being finished. I no longer worry about rainy nights. life is now comfortable. My dream has come true.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD gave us money after giving us ample time to plan. That was so good. I see nothing bad about GD.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on finishing the construction of my house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The difference is as I got this money am now able to cater for myself and am now not worried of bad life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy because of getting a lot of money that I didn't worked for.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 22 iron sheets at 484000/=, 8 bags of cement 296000/=, drum 80000/=, 3000 bricks 300000/=, labor 150000/= transport 44000/= and the balance is being used for feeding
access_time 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship have faced in the current situation is illness.
What is the happiest part of your day?
It has been nice to hear GD is back to our village to give assistance after along time.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving the transfer means developing the house hold like renovating the house and paying fees.