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Watsisi's family
Subsistence farming
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I hope to buy a bigger plot of land for my sonand settle him there
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly is the best organisation ever, and it's a godly organisation .it should use the same procedures in the next village.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I have spent most of the cash on buying livestock and buying a plot of land
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($615 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was at home and I felt a lot of peace, the first thought was to buy a cow
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
There's a big difference now in my family. I didn't have a bed and mattress, not even a cow ,my dream is being achieved with givedirectly cash
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I have spent most of my transfer on buying a cow and paying school fees.
access_time over 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I plan to buy land at USD 1081 which we will use to cultivate crops inorder to get enough food at home. I also plan secure a cow for milk worth USD540 which will enable us have milk for consumption and also selling to money to buy scholastic materials for children. The balance of USD540 will help me to start up a produce business to be in position to raise school fees for my children so that they study regularly.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I felt very happy when I harvested coffee which enabled me get money and cater for basic needs in the home and Beans harvest also helped us food for some time without worries.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Iam currently facing a problem of poverty which has about inability to raise school fees for my children hence not studying regularly. Another problem is having piece of land which doesn't allow me to grow alot of food crops inorder to do away with food scarcity.