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Dinnah's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($454 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 different than if I had not received this cash transfer in that, Soon, I will sleep on a permenent house which will relieve me from the burden I looking for grass for thatching houses that used to be the norm.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well by supporting old people like me to be able to build a permenent house. I think Give Directly needs to continue supporting poor households like mine.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer worth UGX 1,633,000, I bought ten bags of cement at UGX 300,000, bricks UGX 735,000, twisted bars at UGX 78,000, felling down trees for dinner costed UGX 300,000 and labour costed UGX 220,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference my daily life is that am stress free and happy. I now use solar light in my home.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I knelt down and prayed and I was very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchase of contruction materials( 2 trips of bricks, sand), solar 140,000ugx and clothes. I paid a debt of 400,000ugx, I loaned out 200,000ugx, I gave my husband 500,000ugx to purchase live stock. The balance of the money am spending on food.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to build a permanent iron-roofed house. The iron-roofed house will help me reduce on the costs involved in maintaining grassthatched roof every year.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon. It's a time lam relax and resting after work .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of money. I have many projects like starting serious family but the only inderence is money.