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Jesca
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
56
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 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 has improved now in that, I live a healthier and happier life because the transfers have relieved me from tuition burden. My standards of living have improved in terms of good feeding, my children and I sleeping well on good mattresses. Prior to receiving this money, I used to sale my harvest for paying tuition and therefore I was left with nothing to feed my household and no seeds for the next planting season.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done wonders in my life with the transfers I was given because I don't know what I could have done without this assistance. These transfers have enabled me clears tuition fees for my son, purchase household items and feed my household. In my opinion GiveDirectly has done everything so well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My son is pursuing a diploma in Education but the college was demanding ugx 1000000 for his tuition which I paid using the cash transfer. I bought household items like mattresses and a black all at ugx 290000. I also used ugx 142000 for buying food and the remaining ugx 200000 I saved it for weeding my crops when the farming season kick starts.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time over 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 am now a happy person because I am going to acquire two bulls. Before, I used to hire bulls which would even come late after most people had finished crop cultivation.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I thanked God for the support received from Give Directly.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first cash transfer worth 1,700,000ugx, I kept it but intend to use it for buying bulls that will support me in ploughing land for easy crop cultivation.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will buy cattle for ploughing
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the is in the afternoon while charting with my friends and family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of enough support for my survival especially when it comes to meeting basic life needs.