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Esther's family
Subsistence farming
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 is different than it would have been if I had not got transfer in that I would not be able to take my daughters to school. They would still be home with me.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well by uplifting and giving me money that I have used to take my daughters to school. On the other hand, givedirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to take my two daughters to school and but requirements for them. I need them to goband get a better future for themselves. I also bought food that is going to sustain my family for sometime. I bought a cow as means of saving and investment for the future.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 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 live more happily because this transfer helped me to be debt free.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on clearing my child's tuition and paid back all the debts I had.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i receive this money, i will buy some land to expand my agricultural practices.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when i get good harvests.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face in my life is the challenge of paying school fees for my children. I dont have enough land to cultivate which limits my income.