We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time.
Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
to follow someone and stay updated on their journey with GiveDirectly.
Want to hear more updates from recipients? Click below to follow 10!
There will be no further updates from this completed recipient.
1661910 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been because of the iron roofed house being constructed which gives me hope of resting from that leaking grass thatched house. Before, my house used to worry me alot because it leaks during rainy season and it's in a state of collapse if the rains intensify.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well giving money that has enabled me to build an iron sheet roofed house which no one can give, not even my own child. I can't identify anything it hasn't done well in my opinion.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Mu second transfer to buy building materials such as iron sheets, timber, iron sheets, bricks, cement for the construction of a house. Food was also bought and the remaining balance is being saved within the house.
1730250 UGX ($460 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life will soon change because through this cash transfer, I was able to build my permanent house up to the ring beam level. I hope to complete it when my second transfer is sent. Currently, I'm still having sleepless nights when it rains because of the leaking thatched house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer from GiveDirectly, I felt very happy because I got money for building apermanent house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought building materials( 5 trips of bricks, 18 bags of cement, 3 trips of sand) worth UGX 1,413,000 and labour worth UGX 287,000.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I shall spend it to build iron-roofed house for better acommdation. The current house I sleep leaks a lot and whenever it rains ,we have to fold our beddings. This is so much irritating.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours. It's time I chatt with neighbours better development ideas. This encourages me a lot and relieves my mind off stress.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of enough money for building permanent iron-roofed house and footing out other neccessities for my family.