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Daudesia's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has improved because I own an ox which has helped me to plough my farms. Before this transfer, I used to hire from community members which was costly. In addition, I have paid school fees for my children who are in secondary. In the past, we used to depend on farming and loans to pay fees and requirements.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by supporting to pay debts, school fees and an ox. Secondly, it has helped people to build permanent houses. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I perchased Livestock (an ox ), household goods (mattress) cleared debts, sanitation, gift, food. There is a balance which I'm planning to spend on school fees for next term.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
On a daily basis, I live a relaxed life because my children's tuition is cleared in time. earlier on, I used to pay school fees in bits which would keep me in stress throughout the term. Secondly, I am happy because I have started construction of a permanent house that will be specious for me and my children to live in, Before, We used to stay in a small round grass thatched house that was very congested.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I couldn't hide my joy. That is because I was supported to pay school fees and I would build a specious house that my children will stay in.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer worth UGX 1,000,000 for buying building materials like cement, bricks, iron sheets, sand and making part payment for the builders. I hired an acre of land worth UGX 300,000 in order to cultivate crops for the family. I also paid school fees for my children worth UGX 300,000. The balance of UGX 100,000, I spent it on purchasing a mattress that I sleep on.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to build a bigger sleeping house and buy oxen to support farming.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am seated with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to take care of the education needs of my children.