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Pulisikira's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have gained weight, looking better because food is readily available, it's prepared in time, and family has meals regularly. Before, feeding was once in a day moreover late in the day after labouring in other people's gardens to earn a little money enough for a meal.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well giving money that no one could ever have held which enabled people to build iron sheet roofed houses, pay debts in which gardens were used as security and buy livestock. I can't identify anything it hasn't done well in my opinion.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to buy a cow, paid debts, bought clothes for the children, and food.
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'm very happy. This is because, I have been able to buy a cow that I hope to produce in the near future and sustain my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved the money, I felt over excited to the extent that breathing was failing me. This was also my first time to receive such a huge sum of money in my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on a cow worth Ugx800000, paid a debt of Ugx800000 and Ugx100000 on clothes.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be in position to recover my land back since I had picked aloan and used it as security, purchase some two cows and generally improve my household items.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I relax and interact with my neighbours during afternoon hours.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is that my household doesn't have enough food to feed on.