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James's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($452 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 is different than it would have been because givedirectly has made my burdens lighter by enabling me afford basics of life like feeding, dressing and pay school fees.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well uplifting people's livelihoods by giving them money which has enable them to build iron sheet roofed houses, buy household items, livestock; and there's nothing it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second to buy a bull, paid school fees, bought food and a few household items.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 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'm stress free because I have cleared fees debt, we also eat well and I'm able to pay people to work for me instead working alone.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on paying schools fees debt at 390,000ugx,saved 1,000,000ugx with the bank,Making bricks labour at 100,000ugx,Farming (weeding) at 110,000ugx and gift 100,000ugx.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of paying schools fees for my children and then the balance i will use for starting my business of growing Mushroom.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my life is evening hours because because I will relaxing from hectic day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is paying school fees because it takes a lot of money .