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Joyce's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($448 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 now because I have paid tuition for my child to do a nursing course. I have also constructed an iron roofed house for my family. If I had not received the transfer, my daughter would have not gone to school. I used not to sleep well because of the leaking roofs in my home that would wet the beddings and the food.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well to give me unconditional cash directly, nothing has gone wrong with the way they operate.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent UGX 1,500,000 of my second transfer for paying my child's tuition who is pursuing a course in nursing. The balance of the transfer, I spent on purchase of food and a pair of bed sheets.
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 have regained self esteem. Before, My self esteem was low because I could not even afford to change diet frequently.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt happy because GiveDirectly had saved from poor living standards. Before I received my first cash transfer, I was ever worried about the next meal, what to put on and where to sleep.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer worth UGX 1,450,000 on buying building materials. I also bought a mattress worth UGX 100,000. The balance of UGX 150,000 was spent on food and clothes.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money to me means that I can support my family by hiring more land for farming and buying domestic animals that can help improve on my income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is evening because at that time it will find all the family members at home and we can make fun together.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is land shortage because I feel like expanding my farm but the land is not enough.