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Sarah's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed alot in that I have built a two roomed iron roofed house. This is an achievement which I never thought I could ever accomplish. Previously, I would get stressed because of financial limitations. I could not afford to buy grass yearly so as to rennovate my hut. The cash transfers were a blessing for me to start anew. I am now happy staying in my iron roofed house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Personally GiveDirectly does well to send people unconditional cash tranafers that have greatly changed our lives. These cash transfers have changed many lives. However, there is no wrong that GiveDirectly has committed in our community.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer to purchase iron sheets, timber, ring beam metals, sand and cement. These materials were used to construct my three roomed house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have been able to start the construction of my permanent house somethig I ha struggle for long to do.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very excited because I had never held such an amount before.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of my transfer to buy bricks and sand at Ugx 900000 at Ugx 75000 respectively. I'm planning to spend the balance on more building materials.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to get some money for helping me to construct permanent house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is noon time especially when i have what to cook for family .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my family is poverty caused by climatic changes.