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Julius's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1662250 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Through this financial support, I was able to acquire a bull that is currently helping me with agriculture and 2 cows that will assist settle future needs and produce milk. In addition, have bought some household items(a bed and a bigger mattress). Prior to receiving this transfer, I didn't have cows, a bed and a bigger mattress.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In your opinion, Givedirectly did well to help me financially and in so doing, I was able to acquire cows and household items. GiveDirect has not done bad on my side.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase a cow, bicycle, foodstuffs, hired land for agriculture, paid a debt, labor for harvesting and treatment for my cow. I have not yet spent UGX 100,000 but I plan to spent it for harvesting ground nuts.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($464 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is sleeping in a better bed with a mattress, and I have meals in time unlike before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
That moment I received my money, I felt so happy because my in-laws would be getting their due pride price.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first to buy a bull and two little cows. Then I bought a few household items like mattress, a bed, food, and hired cultivation land.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will buy some agricultural land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is anytime on sunday because its the day am resting.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of money to cater for our basic needs.