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Loyce's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed a lot than it would have been if I never received the transfer in terms of standards of living because earlier life was so difficult. I have built house, I have bought household items and above all feeding was the biggest challenge I faced due lack of money to buy food.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly has done so well to help me with transfers that have enabled me construct a house because I never knew I could also built a house because the cost of constructing is to high and I can not manage it on my own. These transfers have also helped buy household items namely mattress, clothes, utensils and feeding. According to me Give Directly did so well because I received all my transfers as they promised me.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my transfer to construct a house because I have been sleeping In a grass thatched that was leaking due to lack of grass to maintain it. I bought construction materials like timbers, cement, door, Window and paid Labor which in total took Ugx 1065000. The remaining money UGX 568000 I used it for up keep buying food and other necessities at home
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I am happy that I will soon sleep under an iron roofed house. My children are healthy because they eat good food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was happy because I knew this money was going to offset my problems. I was too miserable and I was helpless but I felt relieved when I rece3ived the transfer.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase a mattress worth UGX118,000 and iron sheets worth UGX465,000. I also spent UGX100,000 for making bricks.I have saved UGX500,000 to spend on other necessities. I also bought cutlery and other household items with the balance of the cash transfer.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means investing in house construction. This money will enable us construct an iron roof house for shelter.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening.Being together with my children during this hours of the day makes me proud and happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to construct an iron roof house.