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Geofry's family
Casual labour
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($460 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
had I not received the cash transfer, I would be homeless without a house. My life has really changed alot and I am very happy. I can also afford to buy other basic necessities because GiveDirectly empowered me.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly does well to physically visit the people directly and speaking to them directly. However, GiveDirectly staff sometimes some people out of jealous report other community members. I encourage GiveDirectly to always investigate and collect concrete information before terminating anyone.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent UGX520,000 on treating my child. I also purchased construction materials worth UGX800,000. I am spending the balance of the cash transfer to buy food and pay the builders.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I'm very confident that the dream of my mobile money business is soon to be realized since I have saved some money that I hope to top up with the second transfer. This business will generate for me daily income in the near future hence improving my standards of living.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money in my phone, I made a short prayer of blessing to Give directly staff and I felt very excited.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on food, clothes, six bags of Groundnuts that I will sell after some time. I saved the balance in post bank.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is like a miracle to me because i have a business plan that has taken me long to implement because i lack capital. I tried farming to get the capital but even my outputs were not good.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When i manage to help someone in need of my help.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
When i lost my job and everything seemed hard for me being that am an adult and i have to provide everything by mt self including food though i sleep in one of my uncle's houses.