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Martha's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($448 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 because I have started a family clinic business which generates income. I can now buy things which I need like soap, sugar, treatment and food. Previously, my husband worked for someone who never used to pay him.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by helping me to start up a clinic business. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on cultural function( dowry) worth UGX 500,000, clothing/household goods worth UGX 50,000, food worth UGX 30,000, transport worth UGX 30,000. The rest of the transfer was spent by the spouse to start clinic business and paying debts.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($464 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest change in my life now is, Before i received the money i did not have certain somethings like Utensils, suit case which i have acquired so far and I'm also able to set up a drug shop Business.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy at that moment, I clapped my hands and I appreciated God and GD for the assistance granted to me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 340000 ugx to purchase household items, marriage preparations 500000 ugx, put aside 400000 ugx to set up a business and unspent is 460000 ugx.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will buy household items that I am lacking and opening up a drug shop .
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I spend time with neighbours chatting.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of a reliable source of income .This has affected my me interms of meeting daily basic needs.