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Debula's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The first difference in my life is that I was able to plaster my house that is now looking decent and habitable. Secondly, I have been able to pay for my children's school fees. Had I not received the cash transfers, I would have not been able to support all my nine children. I am very grateful for this support from GiveDirectly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has empowered many people. The staff also sensitized the people on how to spend their cash transfers wisely. I can only applaud GiveDirectly for the job well done and to continue supporting the needy.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent UGX1,000,000 to purchase construction materials like cement, sand for plastering my house. I am planning to spend UGX600,000 to pay for my children's school fees.
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 daily life is that, life is better and nice because I can now afford a balanced diet for my family as compared to the past when we couldn't even afford three meals in a day.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on an ox at 850000ugx, iron sheets at 300000ugx. The balance on household goods like utensils, beddings etc.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will buy some cattle for rearing and the balance i will renovate our family house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon while sharing with my husband and children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in life is lack of enough capacity to support the welfare of my children.