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!
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I was able to complete my house and moved in as well. I will now be relieved from the crowded and hot uni-pot I used to sleep in.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt extremely happy that at last I had got money that would help me finish up my house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my entire first transfer Ugx 1700000 to buy fifteen bags of cement, two trips of sand, Five pieces of wire mesh, two metallic windows, one metallic door and paying labor for helping me complete building and beautifying my house.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means happiness to me because it's something unexpected.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening taking a rest after work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship faced in my life is not knowing my father before becoming an adult, then on top of that, failing to bear my own children.