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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?
Receiving this money has greatly changed my life in that my family and I have reliable income and transportation has become easy due to the availability of the motorcycle I contributed on buying. My husband uses it as bada boda to sustain my family through the money he earns from it and give service to the community in terms of transportation. Before, earning money and transport was a big problem to my family as I had to walk very long distances like taking children to hospital, reaching out to my parents and even going to the market. My family and I would also toil in other peoples gardens to make money that would make ends meet like feeding and treating children.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly in my opinion has done well by giving money that is unconditional. This has helped me handle most of my financial needs like education of my children, and having a reliable income through the motorcycle that my cowife and I bought for our husband. However looking through it all, GiveDirectly has nothing bad it has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most Ugx 1500000 of my second transfer on contributing buying a motorcycle for my husband. I then used the balance to cater for my family needs such as feeding and clothing.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 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 have owned oxen that are going to ease agriculture, I have also got a solar system that provide light at night for the family, I no longer spend money weekly for buying cells for the torch.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer for purchasing two bulls at 1,400,000 ugx, solar system at 100,000 ugx, clothes plus a basin at 40,000 ugx, my husband took 100,000 ugx. I have not yet spent 60,000 ugx but am planning to spent it for buying food.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building iron roofed house since I am residing in grass thatched house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when children are playing around me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of good residential house since the one i reside in is linking .In addition, its hard to get grass.