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Elizabeth'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 is different in that, I have been in position to renovate my house, construct a kichen and own a bull. Previously, I slept in a house with a leaking roof because I didn't have enough money to renovate it and I also had no hope of owning a bull at my old age.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to give me cash that has enabled me renovate my house and construct a kitchen. GiveDirectly has not done bad on my side.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to build a kitchen, bought cow, clothes and food.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life is different in that, I live a happy life because I managed to renovate my house therefore I slept well without any worries. I'm able to feed my family on kind of food stuffs we feel like because I have put aside some money for buying food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was super excited when I saw a mobile money notification from GiveDirectly. I reflected how hard life has been for me and my household in terms for famine and sleeping in a dilapidated house that could collapsed on us anytime. I was so happy because I knew the transfers will enable me renovate the house and buy food in the household.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My house was ram-shackled and looking ugly. When I received the transfer, I decided to renovate it and costed me Ugx 500000. Feeding was also very difficult in the family since we are currently in a dry season whereby getting food is a big challenge, I spent ugx 500000 on feeding. I have saved ugx 700000 for future use.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will renovate my house and also buy some food for my sustainance.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening while resting and sharing stories with my grand children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is this persistent sickness which affects my productivity.