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Shadia's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
1449800 UGX ($404 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used my third transfer to buy a motorcycle so that i can get daily income out of it
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has been different other than it would be if i had not got the transfer because now i have a motorcycle that works and i get money everyday
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD's model of sending money directly to us is best as we are saved from local leaders who spend NGO money before reaching us
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on starting a retail shop to boost household economic security which was very poor before. We would even spend 2 weeks without earning any coin as a family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a daily income generating activity which was a dream before.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
405775 UGX ($118 USD)
access_time almost 7 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought a calf, and also spent on some household expenses
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
To plaster my house, start up a shop as business
access_time 7 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on renovating my house and the remaining balance to start shop.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement in life is constructing house, Which ended my renting.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is feeding my children as well providing other basic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am making my mats.