GDLive Newsfeed
We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
Stages:
 
Enrollment
attach_money
 
Transfers
check
Completed
Newsfeed > Susan's Profile
Susan's family
Susan
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
check
 
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Had I not received the cash transfers, I would not have completed the construction of my house. My family is happy because I can afford food and other basic needs.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly does well by sending money to the poor. GiveDirectly also does well by visiting the vulnerable and the needy through conducting follow ups. However there is nothing that GiveDirectly has not done well so far.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy construction materials (iron sheets, cement) worth UGX1,400,000. I spent UGX143,000 to pay the builders. I also bought some food with the second cash transfer.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
attach_money
 
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am now a happy person and free of stress.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I got over whelmed with joy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first cash transfer worth 1,700,000ugx, I bought twenty five iron sheets worth 1,000,000ugx, twenty bags of cement worth 580,000ugx, I used 100,000ugx for paying the builders and 20,000ugx was spent on food.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be in position to construct an iron roofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I wake up healthy because I know I will be able to accomplish my tasks of the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of money to facilitate the needs of the family.