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Esther's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different because I have got Livestock like a cow and a bull. When they multiple, I will use some to clear bride price for my son. Before, I had nothing to give as bride price. I'm sure of settling my-laws.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by helping to acquire Livestock( acow and a bull). GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought Livestock (acow and a bull) worth UGX 1,150,000, gift worth UGX 150,000, treatment worth UGX 50,000, food( cassava flour,g-nuts) worth UGX 170,000 and household goods( mattress, pair of bedsheets ) worth UGX 100,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness because I will be sleeping more comfortably than before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I was so happy because it was going to help acquire livestock.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a bull, a cow, bought cement and sand for plastering the house, and also bought food.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to get money to repair my ox-plough and to buy oxygen for ploughing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my life is morning when I get up fine not sick.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is limited land for farming which he caused famine in family.