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Giladesi's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($445 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My health is good now because I got better treatment and I am able to feed well, twice or thrice a day. The welding machine now generates income to the family. I sleep in an iron roofed house and I own land. Before, I had a meal in a day. I did not have land and there was no source of income.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly did well to give me money directly and to follow us up after getting money. There is nothing bad they have done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying a welding machine. I paid off a debt, hired land, bought household items and food.
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 daily life is that, I'm much more stronger and healthy. This is because I was able to treat myself from hernia.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I was very happy. This is because, this money was going to help me acquire the basic necesities of life that I lacked; most especially medical.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to start the construction of my permanent house and for treating myself.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this transfer is going to bless me with a decent house. I will construct an iron sheets house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when i wake up without any pain.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is the illness of Anea. I have not got proper treatment because i cannot afford the operation costs.