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Wamoto's family
Subsistence farming
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1272 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I will be able to feed my family after buying land for farming and my children will be in school.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
We are so thankful and happy that question has even failed me.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought iron sheets to build a kraal, a cow to help me as an asset and mattress because I wasn't sleeping well, a radio for information, solar for lighting
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($634 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was in the forest, collecting animal feeds. I was so happy that I left the feeds In the forest, fast rushed home to confirm the message by checking the account through the help of my brother ,upon confirmation we all jubillated thanking God for directing give directly to shiteeka village. The first thought was to buy a solar for light at home since we were suffering with darkness in the house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
There is a very big difference in my life and family now . previous we were just hired to take care of someone's cow for a pay at its maturity upon selling it, with the cash received from give directly we happily own a very big cow for our selves
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
We bought livestock
access_time 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I and my family will have to buy seeds and continue with farming, buying domestic animals like hens, more cows.
What is the happiest part of your day?
What brought me joy is that we harvested coffee , sold and got money out of it.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It rained so heavily that our plants were destroyed and washed away by the rains.