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Stella's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($442 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently my life has changed in that I now have money at hand that enables me to acquire my daily needs as food and others as I please. In addition to this, I am very grateful to GiveDirectly for having given me money that helped me treat my child that had taken poison. I would not be able to treat him if I had no money.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by giving me money that has enabled my to purchase what ever I want and meet my daily needs such as feeding and clothes. GiveDirectly has done nothing wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy household items such as mattress, four blankets, Utensils, food, solar, clothes and a bicycle. I then used part of my second transfer to treat my child who had taken poison unknowingly. I am saving up some of my transfer to cater for some emergencies.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am very happy because my personal desires have been met for instance I could not afford to buy a new blanket and back pack. More so, I am very happy because I was given a mobile phone. Previously, I had very many personal desires but I could not afford them due to lack of money. I did not have even a mobile phone. GiveDirectly has changed my lifestyle.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the mobile money, I called my child to check my phone the next day. When she read the message, I became very happy and even ululated alot with joy. This is because I had never received such an enormous amount of money in my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to purchase a cow worth UGX 550,000 and household items like a blanket, bag, basin worth UGX 160,000.I gave my spouse UGX 790,000 to purchase construction materials for plastering the house. I have the balance of UGX 200,000 to purchase food for the family.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy a piece of land for cultivation purposes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I know everyone is healthy.
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.