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Noar's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed because I have got Livestock (cows) which I'm planning to spend on cultural function (dowry). Before, I could not pay dowry. I have also acquired a bed and a mattress which I never had.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by supporting me to acquire Livestock(cows) and a bed. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought clothing/ household goods worth UGX 400,000, transport worth UGX 50,000, saved UGX 1,000,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I now have things which I did not have before like Livestock.This Livestock will help me farm in time.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy because I was sure of paying dwory for my wife and a debt which was stressing me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on purchasing Livestock at UGX 1,000,000, household goods (mattress and bed) at UGX 300,000, clothes at UGX 110,000, paid debt of UGX 5000, solar energy at UGX 100,000 and saved UGX 195,000.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house, pay dowery to my parents-in-law.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I am seated with other members of the community at the centre.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money that would otherwise help me build an iron roofed house.