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Maculate's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($448 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 in that I won't be labouring in other people's gardens in order get money since my bulls will be hired by others instead to plough their gardens. Before, my spouse used beg people with oxen to plough our gardens and I spent time labouring in other people's gardens to get money that will buy neccesseties at home.
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 acquire bulls to be used as oxen to plough gardens, and has made people acquire iron sheet roofed houses. I don't see anything it hasn't done well in my opinion.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to buy two bulls and food only.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 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 am relieved to be having these bulls to help with ploughing gardens during rainy seasons.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy because I never expected to receive such an amount of money at once.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy two bulls, then I repaired oxen plough and my bicycle, and the little balance, I bought school requirements for the children.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i receive this money, i shall buy Cows for both ploughing and milk production which will help in boosting agriculture and also some income from milk.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when i have money in the house because i can afford basic needs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is that i am taking care of very many orphans and our financial stand is not so good.