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Wilson's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed positively ever since I received the cash transfers. I was able to construct a nice permanent house which is now in the finishing stage. I am very happy that I also settled all my debts and this has made me a debt free person. For the past 10 years, I have been living under a small thatched house which was becoming inhabitable. I am grateful that GiveDirectly made a positive change in my living standards.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well to send us cash transfers that have helped me personally change my living standards.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second cash transfer to complete the construction of the house. I bought timber, sand,iron sheets, nails and cement.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because I can afford to have a balanced diet in my home. Before this transfer, I changed the diet once in a month since the casual jobs I used to do couldn’t avail enough income. I could only afford silver fish or beans.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received money from GiveDirectly, I felt very happy because I was going to have change in myself example sleeping in permanent house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have purchased building materials( 4 bags of cement, 2 trips of bricks, 1 trip of sand) worth UGX 604,500, transport worth UGX 100,000, cultural function worth UGX 350,000, food (cassava flour, meat, fish and bean,soap, bread, sugar) worth UGX 150,000, Agricultural inputs (seeds) worth UGX 22,000, clothing worth UGX 47,000, Labour worth 320,000. There is a balance of 30,000 which I'm planning to spend on Agricultural seeds (beans).
access_time almost 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I shall use it for building ironroofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours. I normally pass time with friends at Aloet centre.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty. I donot have better income generating activity and at the same time Iam disabled from vehicle accident.