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Scovia's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($440 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 positively in that, I have been in position to construct my dream house(an iron roofed) that I am currently staying in. Before receiving this transfer, I didn't have enough money to construct an iron roofed house. I had a burden of my children's school fees which was taking the little money we would get from agricultural produce, so I didn't have hope of building an iron roofed house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly did well to give me cash that I spent to construct an iron roofed house, pay school fees and a debt that I had. GiveDirectly hasn't done bad in anyway on my side.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase 15 pieces of iron sheets, 5 bags of cement, timber, nails and binding wire that were used to roof my house. I also paid off a debt which enabled me recover my piece of land that had been taken my the money lender and bought food for family members with the money that remained.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 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 soon moving to an iron roofed house that is under construction. The grass thatched hut that I'm currently staying in leaks whenever it rains.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When my phone rang, I picked it and took to my spouse. Who informed me that GiveDirectly had sent us money, I was over whelmed my joy because my plan of constructing an ironed roofed house was going to be a accomplished.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for purchasing 4 trips of bricks , 6 bags of cement, timber and 19 pieces of iron sheets at UGX 1389,000. I also paid labour for building and fetching water at UGX 311,000.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be in position to build an iron roofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the noon time when I am seated with my neighbours and other members of the family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of food. This is caused by inadequacy of farm land.