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Nadunga's family
Subsistence farming
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($616 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was at home, I saw a message for mobile money and immediately thought of buying a cow
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
I feel so good because I have bought a cow and hired a plot of land which I will use for farming
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Buying a cow
access_time 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I will use $800 to buy a plot of land in Sironko town council. It's known for safety and tranquillity, which is undeniable, and it's a perfect place to escape to. Building materials are notoriously expensive, which might threaten to put a dent in my planning. I will search for sustainable and cost-effective building materials at $1067 to construct a home that may not be the grandest dwelling but a sanctuary that will provide me with safety and peace.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The sun rose on that unforgettable market day in May, I sold my calf for an impressive sum of $53 , a price that exceeded my expectations. Joy and relief flooded through me, knowing that the excitement wasn't solely mine I wanted to ensure that my children had access to education so, the money I received from the sale of my calf held a higher purpose. I used the money to pay this terms school fees as my children deserve a chance to a brighter future and education is the key that will unlock their potential.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
In the midst of poverty, my life has been an uphill battle. Every day is a struggle to make ends meet and provide for my family. Rock falls are painful reality that constantly haunt my family, and I. Tragedy struck in 2019 when a rock fell and hit a calf that I was nurturing and caring for. It was a devastating blow, as that calf represented hope and a potential source of income for my family. Its loss only deepened the wounds of poverty, making it even harder to escape the cycle of struggle and hardship.