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Mary's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, I am happy because I have owned some animals that I had never owned before. Previously I did not have any personal animal that would act as a saving.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well through giving cash transfers directly to the poor. I have not seen any thing that GiveDirectly has failed to do.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my cash transfer worth UGX 1632000 for buying food, hired land, feeding and paying medical bills.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($464 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am now able to manage my medical condition.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt so excited.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first cash transfer worth 1,700,000ugx, I bought a mattress and bedsheets worth 120,000ugx in order to improve on my living conditions, I bought a bull worth 900,000ugx to support me in opening up land for cultivation, bought a bag of ground nuts worth 70,000ugx since I had not cultivated during the first rains. The balance of 610,000ugx, I am using for treatment since I have a gynochological problem that has persisted for long.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building a residential house (iron roofed)and beddings for myself.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I meet basic needs for the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is poor accomodation because the house I reside in links a lot .