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Ana's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I have got basics needs which I did not have like pair of bedsheets and curtains which have beautified my house. Before, my house was very disorganized because I had no curtains. In addition, I'm sure of meeting my family needs in future because I own my commercial house. Previously I had no source of income.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by supporting me to build a commercial house which will generate income for my children's school fees and other needs. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought building materials ( bricks, cement, sand and doors) worth UGX 1,500,000 and labour worth UGX 130,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness to handle such an amount of money to buy want is required in the family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy and I thanked God for bringing givedirectly to us.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy building materials such sand and cement in preparation to build a simple iron sheet roofed house, bought household items like utensils, clothes and food.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a piece of land that I can farm in.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time after I have had lunch.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land.