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Margret's family
Small business
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Life is different in that GiveDirectly has enabled me increase the stock of charcoal business, meaning I now generate more money, my dressing has improved, I now sleep better on a bed with a mattress. Before, I used to buy only one sack of charcoal to re-sale limiting the amount money I would generate, sleep on the house ground with a very old tiny mattress, and I had few un-presentable clothes to use in public.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well giving me money that has enabled me pay an old existing debt, acquire household items like clothes, and most of all, it gives money to everybody without discrimination as long as you don't lie to them. I don't see anything it hasn't done well in my opinion.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Second transfer was spent to pay an existing debt, bought four bags of cement, timber to build a simple iron sheet roofed house, paid school fees, and then spent some to buy more stock for my charcoal re-sale business.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because I'm constructing my permanent house. Before, I used to sleep in my father's house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I had received my transfer from GiveDirectly, I felt very happy because It was my first time to receive such an amount of money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I purchased build materials (bricks, timber, iron sheets, cement) worth UGX 1,200,000. There is a balance of UGX 500,000 which I'm planning to spend on paying labourers and purchasing household items (chairs and table).
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money I will use for paying school fees and building ironroofed house. I have agirl in preparatory primary school so this transfers will enable me pay her fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moments is always morning hours. It's atime i spend with my customer looking for money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge i face is lack of money for buying farm land.