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Mukankusi's family
Subsistence farming
Rwanda Large Transfer
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
477520 RWF ($423 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
In coming year, I will be very okay with the possibility to have a bulk of cows and sheeps so that I will eat meat and drink milk whenever I want and sell some to cover some financial gaps.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well in everything towards helping poorest people for them to get access to the cash we never think about in our life. I am not sure of what is not going well. I wish other people will benefit from Give Directly support as well.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
Before this transfer, I had no any livestock. then with the transfer, I started to buy a cow $280 and a sheep $25 because I strongly believed that possessing a cow and a sheep will be very benefit for me in coming days in terms of money and nitrution for my family. Additionally, I bought a land on $390 for me to have where to fetch fire wood for cooking. Also, that land will be used to grow crops to feed my cow and sheep.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
329680 RWF ($298 USD)
access_time over 1 year ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
It was in the morning around 8am, I was planting sweet potatoes in the crop land then I heard a notification message alerting me that Givedirectly sent me the donation. I was overjoyed and I couldn't believe that It was true. The first thing I thought is that I was going to do all the things I had planned with the money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
My life is becoming better and I thank Givedirectly for the financial support. I was able to buy a cow and the rest of the money was used in buying food and clothes for my family . We are a joyful family we eat three meals per day before we could not afford it.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I bought a cow for 200k because I wanted milk from the cow to feed to my children and also fertilisers to put in my crop land.
access_time over 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
I will buy my own cow of $300, I will buy new clay tiles of $240 to change my house roof, cement and other construction materials of $250 to rebuild my house and the rest in feeding my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
I have got a cow to herd for others to support my agriculture activities. I am happy because I am no longer living in a risk zone area, Where we used to live in Bwira sector there was always landslides disaster
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
I have not my own cow to produce milk and compost to increase my harvest to feed my family and selling some to the market, The roof of my house is very old, I wish to change it because it affects my sleep and of my children when it was raining.