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Jane's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Life is different than it would have been because I have enough clothes to change to and appear presentable in public. In addition, I now have cultivation land to grow more food for the family. Before, there wasn't enough land to cultivate, creating shortage of food at home, and I had a few clothes by then which were not presentable in public.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well bringing us money directly that has enabled people to acquire what they wouldn't have. Without these transfers, people in the village wouldn't be able to acquire things like getting more land, build iron sheet roofed houses, have livestock, furnish their homes with household items.I don't know anything it hasn't done well in my opinion.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to buy to hire cultivation land, pay school fees, pay labour for ploughing & weeding gardens, and hospital bills.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The only significant change in my daily life is that my children are happy because I able to buy food and clothes for them. I am filled with happiness knowing that the cash transfer will enable me construct a house even in my poverty stricken condition. In the past, I did not have money to do what my heart desired and the future was unpredictable.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I recall hearing my phone buzzing at midnight. When I checked my phone, I could not believe it that I had received money from GiveDirectly. On that eventful day, I felt relieved and happy because I would now be in position to construct an iron roofed house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on hiring a piece of farmland worth UGX 100,000 per annum and I bought a a sack of groundnut seeds worth UGX 100,000. I then proceeded to purchase 24 pieces of iron sheets worth UGX 888,000.I bought one cow worth UGX 150,000. I also bought one water tank worth UGX 70,000 and the remaining portion of the cash transfer was spent on buying food and house hold items like clothes for my family.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will build a permanent house for our family and the balance i will buy some basic household items.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when interacting with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggiest hardship in my life is the chronic sickness of my breast which has affected My productivity.