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Christine's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for paying school fees of 385,000ugx for my daughter. I bought a mattress at 85,000ugx, a solar panel of 120,000ugx and kitchen utensils. I have kept the balance of the money and i intend to use it for paying my tuition.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly did well to sensitise us on scams, it also did well to give us money. There is nothing that Give Directly did not do well.
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 if i never received money in that i have been able to acquire many household items that i did not have, with this money i managed to complete the payment of the plot, i now have hope of going back to school to upgrade in the nursing course. This money has also enabled me to take my daughter to a private boarding school which is far much better than a government day school where she has been. Above all feeding has grately improved and am so grateful to Give Directly.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
access_time over 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face is lack of money to construct an iron roofed at our plot of land at chebukube trading centre.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When iam telling stories with neighbours I feel happy and this happens in the afternoons.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Onces i receive this transfers building iron roofed house on to my plot at chebukube trading centre will be my priority and taking our daughter to a better primary school. The house shall be used as rentals to raise money for the up keep of my family.