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Catherine'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 now because I have constructed an iron roofed house. I also now own clothes. Previously, I borrowed my sister's clothes and slept in grass thatched house which was not in a good condition.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly does well to follow us up to find out how we spent the transfers. There is nothing they are doing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying iron sheets, timber, nails, door, window, cement that I used for completing the construction of my house. I also paid UGX 400,000 for labor.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my standard of living has improved because I have been able to meet most of my basic needs.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy because I had never received such an amount before.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy bricks at Ugx 970000ugx, food at Ugx 50000, clothes at Ugx 100000 and I'm planning to use the balance to commence construction of the house.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means being able to complete my 'O' Level education and repairing the house I reside in.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I interact with my friends and they encourage me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is inability to pay school fees. I am struggling to pay my own school fees and currently dropped out of school.