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Grace's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 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 has greatly improved in that, I have completed the construction of my permanent house. I used to stay an in complete house which was not convenient for sleeping because it never had windows and also dusty. In addition, I paid off a debt that I never thought I would clear because of no money.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well in helping me finish my permanent house. I'm now mopping the floor of my house as possessed to using cow dung for beautifying it. GiveDirecltly employees are also relentless and hardworking while serving the community even under harsh weather conditions. On the other hand, GiveDirectly has done nothing wrong so far.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on construction materials like cement, sand and gravel stones worth UGX 768000. I paid the builder UGX 350000 and I intend to spend the balance of UGX 800000 for purchasing a heifer.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The major difference I have achieved in my life is I no longer struggle to smear my house with cow dung because it was plastered and floored. Secondly I bought a lighting system inform of solar which has brought light into my house and I no longer live in darkness.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I have been craving for this money and the moment I saw a mobile money alert on my phone, I felt so happy and thanked God for this assistance because Give Directly has fulfilled its promise to me. I promised myself to first sort out the most pressing matters like getting back my land and complete my house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Due to hard living conditions in my village, I sometime mortgaged my piece of land as collateral security for building a house and I have paid of the mortgage at Ugx 600000. Secondly I used the transfer for completing my house because it was incomplete without windows, plaster and floor at ugx 927000. I also bought a solar system and installed it at ugx 140000 and household items like utensils and clothes at ugx 33000.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My plan is to spend this money for completing the house. This transfer will enable me fix windors and plaster my house well.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moments is in the evening since it time I go to rest.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough money for buying materials to plaster my house.