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Mary's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been because I am happy to have food in the house and to have acquired livestock.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well uplifting people from extreme poverty by giving money to acquire livestock, household items, build houses, buy food; and there's nothing it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy a cow, bought household items like a suitcase, bought food and balance, I used to start a grocery business in the village.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, now I own solar energy panel which I use for lighting and charging my phone compared to before when I used grass to light the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money,I became too happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have used my first transfer to purchase solar panel at 110,000ugx , curtains at 13000ugx and the balance of the money my husband and I plan to buy livestock.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will build an improved house and start a business for livelihood
What is the happiest part of your day?
During day after getting something to eat
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?