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Joyce's family
Joyce
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
45
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($463 USD)
access_time 19 days ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the improved life style in my home. This is given the staff that I bought and seeing that my house looks very beautiful after renovation. Before getting this financial support from GiveDirectly, my home looked like a deserted home with very little items in the house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I was so delighted given that the situation in my home was wanting.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of my first transfer to buy sand, cement, a window, a door and paying labour that helped me to renovate my house at Ugx 540000. I then hired farm land that I am currently cultivating on at Ugx 400000. I bought some household items such as a bed, mattress, bed sheets, hand hoes, utensils, clothes and food for feeding my family. I gave some money to my husband to keep peace at home.
 
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access_time over 1 year ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will complete my family house and the balance i will use it on family welfare like buying food and other necessities.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon while sharing with my friends and family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is lack of enough support for sustaining my family welfare.