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Joyce's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($458 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I sleep well nowadays and my heart is filled with joy and happiness. No stress over farm land and above all I have never got ulcers in my life since benefiting from Give Directly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly did well to send me money because no one has ever given me these kind of money Since I was born. If it wasn't of Give Directly, I would die without laying my hands on a million shillings. However-much I tried farming I would never get money like what Give Directly sends me.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought livestock at Ugx 1600000 and feeding 33000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I can pay for my medical bills.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy and jumped around in joy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to paid medical bills which costed me 200,000ugx. I'm planning to build my house with the the balance of the money.
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build a residential house .
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when my grand children are all around me telling me stories as we share a meal
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is that I serious abnornimal pain that makes me worry a lot since I have never had money to visit a health facility and findout the issue.