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Joyce's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I acquired a bicycle which is helping me collect alot of water in time because I can carry four jerrycans at once. Before, I used to cover along distance to collect water which was time consuming.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by helping me clear debts and to buy a bicycle which I'm using to collect water. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have not yet spent my transfer, but I'm planning to spend on building my permanent house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Self esteem is on top of agenda in my daily life because, I had slept in cold house due to lack of a good door, lacked descent clothes and did not have enough land for crop cultivation. I am now very happy and my family members are smarter than they were before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I t was very difficult in terms of transport, the burden of debts, I slept in a house with a shattered door, receiving this money put a big smile on my face because I knew that my problems would be solved.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer worth UGX 280,000 for purchasing a bicycle to help in fetching water and providing transport for the family. I paid a debt for the money worth UGX 500,000 that I had borrowed for paying tuition for my children, I lent a neighbour some UGX 500,000 in exchange for an acre of land until it is paid. I bought a door worth UGX 160,000 to replace the one in our grass thatched house. The balance of UGX 260,000, I spent it on purchasing clothes for household members and feeding.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to purchase household items like chairs, Bicycle and repairing the house we sleep. I also intend to buy a cow for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when my children come back from school and they sing or tell me stories especially those they learnt from school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced in our household is limited food because we just rent land for agriculture yet we do not have enough money to rent land for agriculture.