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Francis's family
Casual labour
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($452 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 am now stress free because I purchased oxen that will help me till my farm lands during rainy season. am also happy because I have enough food in stock. Had I not received the cash transfer, hunger would have struck me since I was helpless.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to send people money that has enabled them acquire property and improve on their standards of living. On the other hand, I do not see anything wrong that Give Directly has committed so far.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to purchase a cow worth UGX900,000 and clothes worth UGX50,000. I also spent UGX500,000 to hire land for farming. I also bought food worth UGX100,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life so far is that I am happy because I purchased two cows. I know these cows will produce and multiply in the future.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I received the money from givedirectly.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 1,500,000 ugx to purchase two cows. I spent 200,000 ugx to purchase household items.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I get that money I intend to buy some cattle the balance I buy sewing machine
What is the happiest part of your day?
During day when interacting with my friends and family
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Dropping out of school