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Anna's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($441 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Had I not received the cash transfers, life would have been unbearable.We would be sleeping hungry. But thanks to givedirectly, we can afford to eat good food and sleep comfortably.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly did well to send us money to support our families. On the otherhand I do not see anything that give directly might have not done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy household items worth 400,000 ugx and to clear a loan worth 500,000 ugx. I am planning to buy an ox with the balance of the cash transfer.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($465 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have acquired the household items and the bulls which I did not have before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I became happy because the money was going to help me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy two bulls, bed, a mattress, curtains, kitchen utensils and poultry.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i am faced with is lack of food. This place does not support farming because of it's nature. When it is a rainy season, water gets stagnated and whatever has been planted can't yield anything thus famine.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when I have had a meal.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i Will be able to buy oxen and an ox-plough for opening up fields, retrive the piece of land that was leased and provide the scholastic needs of my children.