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Ruth's family
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($454 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 in that I was able to build a two roomed iron roofed house. This would have not been possible had I not received the cash transfer because before the cash transfers, I was sleeping in a grass thatched house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well by sending very many people the cash transfers that have saved them from famine. The cash transfers have empowered many households. On the other hand, personally I do not see any wrong doing on the side of GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase cement , sand, a metallic door, two metallic windows worth UGX1,300,000. The balance of UGX300,000 was spent to pay the builders.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($464 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to build a permanent iron-roofed house for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moments of the day is evening after work. It's a time i relax and go to sleep.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is land conflict. I have a land conflict with one of our neighbours and this is totally failling development in my family.