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Robina's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($401 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on a house. I used my transfer to build a house of 2 bedrooms with cement and iron sheets because the house I have now is small, grass-thatched and leaking everywhere.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I have managed to build a house with cement and iron sheets and I have a cow so I will be able to have milk.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well to sensitise us about the program, to give us free phones and money on our phones.
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($416 USD)
access_time 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to construct a house because i had a small house not enough for the entire family
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life was constructing a big house that i have been wanting for long
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($118 USD)
access_time over 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought a cow and am planning to spend the balance I have on buying iron sheets.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Building my house
access_time over 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a permanent house which does not leak because the one I am sleeping in now as it is a rainy season, my children and I get wet when it is leaking
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I am proudest of the achievement of having bought my livestock like cattle, goats and poultry. I also proud of having managed to buy my plot of land which I am planning to build on.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is living in a small grass thatched house when I separated with my husband that when it rains, I get wet with its leaking
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am with my friends and we are charting and laughing