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Samali's family
Small business
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?
My life is different in that, I have boosted my small business and paid my sister's tuition. In the past, my retail shop was worth Ugx 25000 but after receiving the transfer; I boosted it with Ugx 500000 which has subsequently increased my daily sales hence more income is generated. This in turn helps me to meet my family needs like feeding and clothing with ease as opposed to the past. In addition, my sister had dropped out of school due to lack of money but she resumed school.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well in giving me the unconditional cash transfer that enabled me to take my sister back to school. On the other hand, there is nothing bad that GD has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer to pay my sister's school fees, buy household items like chairs, tables and utensils. I also used part of it to boost my retail shop.
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 improved dressing since I bought more and my grocery shop is having increased turnover due to more customers.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
That moment I received my money, I felt happy because this money would help me send back my little sister to school and increase stock in my grocery shop.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was spent to pay school fees for my sister, re-stocked my grocery shop, and bought household items like clothes.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a blessing to me, because I will be able to expel my business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have finished house cores and I am conversing with people
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I faced was getting tution for my studies since we are many children.