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Joyce's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is now different in that, my standard of living has totally improved because these days I feed well, dress well, sleep well and I have a peace of mind. This was not the case in the past, when I never had the money to afford the items that I managed to acquire using this transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give directly has done well in giving out unconditional cash transfers to the poor and according to me, there is nothing bad that Give directly has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on food worth Ugx200000, paid my children's school fees of Ugx30000 and bought clothes worth Ugx100000. I also bought iron sheets of Ugx125000 and a cow worth Ugx500000. I'm planning to spend the balance of Ugx678000 to build a house for my children.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, these days am living a much more happier and healthier life. This is because I used to worry a lot in the past about how to get the basic necessities of life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very excited.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my first transfer to renovate my permanent house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to plaster my house then the balance i will use for constructing a kitchen.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is during lunch hours, after all my children have eaten their meals this makes me very happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is sleeping in the house which is not plastered with a lot of dust down .