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Betty's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 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 than it would have been because my family changes meals, dress and sleep better with clothes, mattress bought with this money, and soon, we will be sleeping under an iron sheet roofed house. Before, we used to sleep on the ground using mats, my children walked half naked and it was difficult to afford meals regularly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well giving money directly to enable me sleep under an iron sheet roofed house, buy household items like mattress, bed sheets, curtains, clothes. In the community, it has uplifted people's livelihoods through acquiring livestock, taxi motorcycles and lit up homes at night through solars. I don't see anything it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to buy building materials such as cement, bricks, timber, iron sheets, paid construction labour to build an iron sheet roofed house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 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 no happy than never before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first cash transfer worth 1,700,000ugx, I bought iron sheets worth 428,000ugx, making bricks costed so far 52,000ugx, I bought clothes worth 50,000ugx and food worth 63,000ugx. I bouhht utensils and other household items worth 207,000ugx.The balance of 900,000ugx I intend to use for making bricks and building.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will construct an iron roofed house
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I have woken up in good health condition
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children