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James's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is great because my wife who is diabetic accessed adequate treatment. In the past, I could cultivate and sale off most of the Agricultural produce to treat her. However, we experienced food shortage. In addition, I have acquired Agricultural inputs like oxen and land to enable me cultivate in time. Before, I could not farm in time because I had to wait for the owner of the oxen to finish.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by giving me money which has helped my wife access adequate treatment and we have stocked food for home consumption. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on treating my wife who was suffering from diabetes worth 1,300,000, transport worth UGX 100,000, clothing/ household goods (bed sheets, bed) worth UGX 100,000 and food (cassava flour, beans) worth UGX 100,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am a stress free person now since I can now treat my wife with ease.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first cash transfer worth 1,700,000ugx, I used 300,000ugx for treating my wife, I also paid adebt of 200,000ugx that I had bplorrowed for treatment, the balance of 1,200,000ugx, I still have it for completing the treatment.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house, buy a cow so that I can have milk.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am at the centre with other members of the community.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to buy oxen for ploughing.