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Joseph'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 I have peace of mind, and my family feeds and sleeps well. Before, thinking a lot and worries occupied my mind, and we would go without food at times due to lack means to get money.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well giving people money directly to acquire items like land, livestock, household items such clothes, mattresses. It also gives advice to the community about security of their transfers, and they hire well disciplined staff. There's nothing it hasn't done well in the village.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to make bricks, buy other building materials like sand and cement, buy food, then saved the balance to be used when I am ready to start constructing an iron sheet roofed house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 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 stress free because I no longer think a lot about how to get money. I do not have any debt and that leaves me happy through out.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt happy because the issues that were stressing me would be solved now.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my cash transfer worth UGX 400,000 for paying a debt, I completed payment of an ox cat worth UGX 300,000, I bought a cow worth UGX 760,000. The balance of UGX 230,000 is what I am using for making bricks that I intend to use for building a permanent house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of paying school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is always evening especially when i have already provided my family with breakfast, launch and saper.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is poor accomodation.