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Tabitha's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is better now because, I no longer live a stressful life whereby I have a peace of mind since I resumed my house construction and soon I will be moving in when completed. I managed pay school fees for my son too using the transfer. Prior to receiving this money, I bothered myself a lot with thoughts on how I will complete the house and send back my son to school.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well send me money that has helped me resume the construction of my house though I'm still in the finishes level. These transfers have helped me a lot because prices of building materials had gone high and I couldn't afford them. GiveDirectly's approach of sending cash transfers direct to recipients caught my attention because we received these money whole-sum as promised. This approach eliminated cash scandals and fraud. In my view GiveDirectly has done well in my community.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Since I had previously started the construction of a permanent house and stopped underway due to lack of money, I decided to complete this house when I received the second transfer. I bought materials like cement, bricks and paid labor all together at ugx 1454000. I have saved Ugx 178000 for future use.
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'm enjoying each day with a peace of mind like never before. This is because, I no longer worry over issues that need money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, my heart was overwhelmed with joy to the extend that I felt breathing was failing me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on medical amounting to Ugx400000. I also bought building materials i.e; sand, cement, gravel, doors, and windows all totaling to Ugx772000. I'm planning to spend the balance for paying my child's fees.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means completing to plaster my iron roofed house .
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part I my day is in the evening when my children come back from school and help me to do home cores.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is inability to pay tuition for my children.