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Scovia's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($443 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
This transfer has greatly changed my life because I was able to build a permanent house. In the past, due to the severe poverty I experienced; I wasn't able to build one. In addition, the thatched house I live in used to leak whenever it rained hence making such nights unbearable since I had to stand all night as long as it rained.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
According to me, GiveDirectly has done well in bringing development in my life by giving me the money that built a permanent house. Nothing bad has been done by GiveDirectly so far.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy construction materials such as iron sheets, timber, nails, metal wires and for paying the builders.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I am glad to be building an iron sheet roofed house and my family feeds better than before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I was so happy to extent of losing sleep till morning because this would help me build an iron sheet roofed house that has been my life wish.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was spent to buy building materials such as bricks, sand, cement, iron sheets, and food.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My plan is to use the money for house construction. The transfers will enable me build a permanent iron-roofed house. This shall give my family comfortable accommodation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon especially as Iam preparing super.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of land for farming.