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Pascal's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($442 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The cash transfers have beautified my home. I acquired good bedding facilities for the family. We all sleep on comfortable beds. I also hired a piece of farm land to increase my crop production. In the past, my household was in an awkward condition. We did not have enough mattresses, clothes. I must admit that life was very miserable then. I am grateful that GiveDirectly chose to send my family these cash transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has raised the living standards of the community through giving them cash transfers. Many people have constructed permanent houses. This is something that many people would not have achieved on their own. On the other hand, I wish GiveDirectly could revise their eligibility criteria and consider the school going youth who have no financial support. Secondly, GiveDirectly should also consider increasing the amount of the cash transfers because the economy is changing alot.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the cash transfer to purchase household items such as bedding, mattresses, construction materials such as cement and sand. I also lent out some money to a community member.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am happy to be having meals regularly and be able to meet other life cost like medical bills when children fall sick.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
That moment I received my money, I was happy that it came at the right time when I needed to solve some money issues, for instance, complete to pay land bought.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was spent to complete paying for land bought, putting a cemented floor to my veranda, paid school fees, and bought a few household items like a mattress, and food.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be in position to complete the construction of my house, buy a piece of land that can support my cultivation activity.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when I am seated with members of my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of money to take care of my household needs.