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David's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life I different than if I had not received my cash transfer in that, I am now happy because I am in th process of constructing my permanent house. Before, I used to sleep in a leaky house since grass for thatching is now scarce.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well through proper identification of beneficiaries and sending of unconditional cash transfers. Give Directly needs to consider even those without women do long as they are independent.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 1,633,000 for buying iron sheets and the balance of UGX 633,000, I am using for making bricks for building my permanent house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my family and I are happy because I can get them whatever they need and also pay school fees which i could not do before since life was hard.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money ,I became happy because I saw myself achieve my plans.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to pay debt of 500,000ugx,pay school fees for my child at 150,000ugx,bought household items (blanket,bed,bed sheets and plates) at 200,000ugx. The balance of the money I plan to construct a pit latrine,buy clothes,food and make bricks as I wait for the second transfer to build a house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will build an improved iron-house for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
In the evening when resting with my family
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Failing to complete my studies