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Jesca
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
51
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I have got an acre of land that I am intending to plough when the rainy season begins. This acre is also going to increase my crop production. The milk from my cow is going generate income and boost the immunity of my children. Previously, my crop production was very low because I didn't have a garden to cultivate, I used to cultivate around my compound which resulted to famine.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well to give me unconditional cash that has enabled me get an acre of land and a cow. On my side, GiveDirectly has not done anything bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I lent UGX 1,000,000 of my second transfer in exchange of an acre of land that is acting as security. I also bought a cow at UGX 500,000 and G nut seeds at UGX 70,000. I have not yet spent UGX 62,000 but I am planning to send it for ploughing.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have a piece of mind because my stress levels have tremendously dropped and this was not the case previously.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the news of the money, first and far most I heard my community members ululating and too excited; then I asked my children to check my account too for the money because I suspected that the GD transfers had been sent. And when they told me that I had received the transfer, I felt deep in my inside too much joy and even my body parts that were in pain got relieved because of this.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to pay a debt of Ugx200000 and bought three cows at Ugx1500000.
 
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be in position to buy some land because the brothers of my late husband just gave me one garden yet I have four boys to settle.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is during the afternoon because in most cases I feel relieved off the pain. This is because when I start interacting with other home members and village mates I forget some problems and pain i go through at night.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is I feel a lot of pain around the waist and that has limited my capacity to do productive work like agriculture.