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Stella's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($441 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My children are healthy because they have milk and food. This would not have been possible had I missed the cash transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly did well to send me cash transfers that have helped my family. I bought two cows that provide us milk. In my opinion give directly has done only good things for the poor.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 940,000 ugx to buy two cows and two bags of maize worth 180,000 ugx. I also bought household items worth 189,000 ugx. The balance of the cash transfer I am spending on food and other necessities.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am happy, I feed well and my body is looking healthy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer Ifelt happy because I didn't have any money to use.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying a cow at 610,000ugx and a bull at 510, 000ugx, I also bought scholastic materials for my children, a mattress at 100,000ugx, two pairs of bed sheets 24, 000ugx, food. The balance of the money am spending on treating my child and buying other things to use at home.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face is lack of money for buying oxen and for paying my children's fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moment is during afternoon after a meal. This time i chatt and play with my children.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to buy oxen and ox-plough for cultivation.