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Kasadha's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been in that i can now afford what i used not to afford in the in the before GD came in to help us , i also own a piece of land where i can comfortably do my farming activities .
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly does well in giving money us to transform our lives
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying bricks at 540,000shs, i completed paying my plot at 400,000shs, transporting bricks cost me 120,000shs, i gave my wife 200,000shs to go and visit her family, i spent 230,000shs on labour, i spent 70,000shs on feeding builders, i bought sand at 90,000shs, the rest is going to be spent on renovating the house
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I did not have a plot but now I have one. I had failed to buy iron sheets but now I have been able to buy and going to roof my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was so happy. it was too good to be true.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have bought a plot of land at 1,200,000 Ugsh, bought 10 pieces of iron sheets worth 225,000 Ugsh. The balance of 285,000 Ugsh am going to use it for buying bricks to help me construct a house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money to me means investing in assets like land and then construct a modern house from the mud one I have currently. It's small and leaking.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I get casual work that gives me income to feed my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is struggling to get money for land and construct a house. As I speak now, I have still failed to achieve this dream of buying own land and a house.