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Florence's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has greatly changed because this transfer has made it posdible for me to own a bigger bed and a mattress. Futher more, I'm in the process of constructing a permanent house for my family members. Before, I used to sleep on a smaller mattress for 13 years of our marriage. I had a challenge of looking for scare thatch yearly to renovate my hurt.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to make me handle and spend large amount of cash which I couldn't have got in my entire life. GiveDirectly has only done good to.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for 10 bags of cement, Timber, 10 pieces of iron sheets and binding wire all together at UGX 1,050,000 and paid for construction labour at UGX 400,000. I bought food at UGX 82,000 and paid school fees at UGX 100,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed tremendously because I have peaceful nights and I do not over think like i used to due to poverty. My children could sleep on the mats and when there was no money to buy they slept on mosquito nets. When I bought a mattress I handed them the old one I was using and they are so happy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
First and foremost, I was so happy because I haven't held this amount of money my entire life. I thanked God for this opportunity because not everyone in the village benefited and my body was fully energized and couldn't let anyone lay hands on my phone in fear of losing a phone and money. I used to suffer looking for grass and when the owners of the land find me cutting their grass they chase me therefore I don't get enough grass to thatch my house. During rain season there was no difference between me and the person sleeping under a tree and Sometimes I could sell little I have to buy grass.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my token transfer, I reflected to my standards of living how my children sleep on mats and mosquito net as their mattresses. My children could complain about bed sores every morning they wake up. I decided to buy household items i.e mattress, bed and clothes that took ugx 750000. I having been suffering with a challenge of grass for thatching the house and when I got this transfer I planned on constructing a iron roofed house and I first bought construction materials namely, Bricks, cement and iron sheets at ugx 980000 and when I receive my last transfer I start the construction immediately. I also saved ugx 100000 with my mother in a form of a loan which will pay back. I got for my child an admission to school which I paid ugx 20000. Feeding was a challenge too in my household and I used ugx 210000.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Recieving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house since its getting difficult to find grass.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the after noon when I have finished eating lunch and I am resting.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is when my children used to fall sick very often untill when I got saved and they stop bieng very sickly.