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Anna's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($460 USD)
access_time 18 days 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 2 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.