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Stella's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The significant change in my daily life is that, I am a happy person because I received a phone that I am using for communicating. Besides, I have paid all the school fees for my children. Prior to this cash transfer, It was difficult to communicate and pay school fees because I used to rely on my small business and produce for paying fees.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through giving poor people like me money that I had never held as a person. The money has helped me roof my house that had stayed for long. I do not find any gaps with GiveDirectly's operations.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 780,000 for buying metalic doors and cement costed UGX 116,000 towards the construction of my house.I paid tuition and uniforms worth UGX 550,000. I then bought a mattress worth 120,000 and UGX 66,000 was spent on feeding at the household level.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($469 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 living a stress free life because I have been able to commence the construction of a better permanent house to stay in something I had failed to do for a long period of time.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt too excited to the extent that I failed to sleep till morning.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing building materials for constructing a permanent house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will complete my house and also pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is in the afternoon upon completing my day's work plan.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is lack of enough support for survival since am always sickly.