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Joyce's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 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 in that, I am happy because I sleep in an iron roofed house. Earlier on, I used to sleep in a leaky grass thatched house, whereby, when it rained, I had to fold my bedding until it stops.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through proper identification of poor and vulnerable households within our community. It's needless and difficult to identify areas of weakness, because they have tried to offer their best.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent UGX for 1332000 for buying food, clothes, cement, sand, seeds, a mattress, a metalic door and paying for labour. I have saved UGX 300000 for buying a heifer to act as an ivestment. I can not remember the exact amounts due to my old age.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness to receive such a gift of money in my life time.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy because I will be sleeping in an iron sheet roofed house soon.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy building materials such as bricks, sand, cement, iron sheets, timber to build a simple iron sheet roofed house.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building iron roofed house since I have no strength tinlook for grass and buying household items.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I get lunch to eat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of household items and poor housing.