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Margret'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 different than if I had not received cash transfer in that, my health has improved because I have been able to acquire adequate treatment. Besides, I am a stress free person because life is less challenging since most of the needs had been met by GiveDirectly cash transfer. Before I received this cash transfer, I frequently used to suffer from ulcers. I could visit the government health facility that lacked drugs, prescription could be made but with no drugs given, that was my greatest challenge.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through community sensitization which has enabled the community members use their money in a more productive way. I do not see what GiveDirectly has not done well in my community because they operate in a very transparent manner.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 100,0000 for hiring an acre of land for crop cultivation when the rains begin. I bought ground nut seed worth UGX 100,000 to plant when the rain falls. I spent UGX 70,000 for meeting treatment bills, I paid tuition worth UGX 200,000 for my grandson. I completed construction of my house with materials equivalent to UGX 357,000, I paid for labour worth UGX 120,000. Feeding costed me UGX 200,000. The balance of UGX 415,000 I have kept it in order support the household in feeding and hiring casual labour to help in weeding crops.
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, I live my days stress free because I have been able to acquire whatever I lacked before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on building materials for renovating my house and for paying the builders. I also spent it on food, household items and I'm planning to buy a heifer with the remaining balance.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to build a ironroofed house for shelter. I have a small dilapidated slope that may collapse if not renovated, so this transfers will enable me renovate it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moments I always experience is in the afternoon when Iam with friends.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is sickness. Iam so much disturbed by uclers and kidneys ever since I lost my dear children.