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Esther's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($453 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 than if I had not received cash transfers in that, I am now a happy person since I am in the process of completing the construction of my house that will be spacious enough to be shared with my children. I used to be sickly but ever since I received cash transfers, my health has improved since most worries we're cleared.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly has done well in making sure that they do proper follow up for every beneficiary. I think they need to monitor the progress of the beneficiaries and write change stories about them to the donors.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 1,633,000 for buying one trip of bricks at UGX 300,000, I bought sand at UGX 120,000, I bought timber and twisted bars at UGX 670,000. I repaired my bicycle at UGX 100,000 and paid builders UGX 400,000. I then paid tuition for my child worth UGX 40,000 and I bought sugar of UGX 3,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have happiness that i have building materials in my compound that i never had hope to have and construction is ongoing.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I thanked God for what he has done and told him to bless those who have sent me the transfer. Just couldn't believe that i received the money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent 1650000 ugx of my transfer to construct a house and 50000 ugx to purchase household items.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receivethis money, the first thing i will do is to restore part of my land we staked as collateral for a loan and ghe balance i do some renovations on the house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when am not feeling any pain and when my children are around.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is the multiple of diseases am battling like Fibroids, Ulcers and others amidst no money.