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Florence's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been in that i now sleep well, my children are studying and i also own other household assets
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly does well in getting us out of poverty by giving us money as they promised
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on giving my parents 400,000shs, i bought chairs at 24,000shs , i spent 150,000shs on school fees, i bought clothes at 200,000shs , i bought pipes at 50,000shs the rest we are going to rent land and grow crops,
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The difference is that am build a house of good standard and my children are now able to attend school regularly.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I received the transfer and thank GD so much for this service.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought cement, iron sheets, pipes, uniforms, mattress and I also paid school fees for children and am building a house.
access_time 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that acquiring household basics is already sorted. Secondly, I am going to purchase livestock to enhance my economic basis to supplement on the education of my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Seeing my children grow up and going to school even though without support of their father.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is when my polygamous husband abandoned me with the all the children.