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Esther's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed in that, I am happy and proud because my living standards have improved through the decent house that I have constructed. Previously, I used to stay in a semi permanent house that was not well furnished. The house was pausing a threat especially during the rainy season because it could become very cold.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through giving cash transfers directly which I spent to construct my permanent house that will soon house us. In spite of the cash transfer that has supported me, It would be good if additional transfers could be given in order to start sustainable livelihood activities.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 1,000,000 for completing construction of my house through the purchase of cement, sand, murram, feeding and paying for labour. I spent UGX 32,000 on transport for going to attend a funeral and contributed some money to meet the burial costs. The balance of UGX 600,000, I intend to spend it on buying a cow that will support in milk production.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I now have piece of mind after starting the construction of my permanent house, I am happy because I will stop the hustle of looking for grass and renovating my house on yearly basis.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Dreaming is some times not realistic but for me, after receiving my cash transfer, I was very excited and it kept me dreaming and thinking a bout it for a whole day.I was just imagining how comes I became one among the many?
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent UGX 1,700,000 for building a permanent house with the purchase of bricks, sand, soil, timber, iron sheets, cement; paying the builders and feeding them.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
It means we can repair our house and buy cow for milk.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Lunchtime becaise there is good to eat
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of money and yet there are many problems like my being sickly.