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Caroline's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($443 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 in that, My standards of living have improved because I can change clothes, Sleep well on a new mattress. Furthermore, I do farm on my very own land which I bought using GD transfers. Prior to getting these money, I used to hire farm land and when I failed to get one due to lack of money, I could spend the whole planting season working on people's gardens in order to get money to support my household via buying food and other basic needs.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I my opinion, I would like to thank GD for the amazing opportunity of sending me cash. This cash has helped me acquire land and organize my house by purchasing household items like Utensils, Mattress, Clothes, bed sheets and Blanket that were lacking in my house. My community members have utilized these transfers on construction of houses, buying household items, livestock among others therefore the standard of living has improved to a great extent. In my view, everything went on well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my whole transfer (1632000) to procure a piece of land.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved in that, my children and I acquired decent clothing. In the past we had worn out clothes.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my transfer, I felt very happy because I was sure of buying a plot of land and household items like mattress and utensils which were not enough for my family.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on Household goods (mattress, utensils, clothes, curtains) worth UGX 225,000 and food worth UGX 18,000. There is a balance of UGX 1,100,000 which I'm planning to spend on purchasing a plot of land. I also gave out gifts to my relatives and friends but can't estimate how much I spent.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to build a bigger sleeping house, buy livestock and a piece of land for cultivation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when I am seated with other members of the family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of land for cultivation.