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Sarah
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Other
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($442 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, my life has changed because I am happy having money at hand that enables me to spend as I please. For example, my children go to school early enough without worrying about where to get money for fees or their scholastic materials, I feed my family on a balanced diet and on timely basis. Prior to getting this transfer, I had to do casual labour to raise money and my children could stay home even for a whole term, my family and I would either have one meal a day or go without food because the one we cultivated was not enough to sustain my family subsistencely and commercially.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has done well by giving me money that is currently helping me with my daily activities such as feeding my family, beautifying my house among others. GiveDirectly on the other hand has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent part of my second transfer to buy a second hand motorcycle. I then bought three bags of cement that were used to plaster my house. I bought some food stuffs such as a bag of dry cassava that I am using to feed my family. I am saving up some money for household emergencies.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Through this support, I have been able to buy an ox that I am intending to use for ploughing my farm land. I have also acquired descent clothes for my self and children which has raised my self esteem among fellow women in my village. Previously, I had poor yield because of late planting, since I had to hire other people's oxen which will be available towards the end of season for plough. My self esteem was low because I had two clothes one for garden work and the other for changing.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I became very happy the moment I had received my money, because I knew I was going buy an ox that I have been longing to own.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought an ox at UGX 1,000,000 that I'm intending to use for ploughing my land. I purchased a door, 2 bags of cement and labour for fitting a door at UGX 286,000. I also bought some clothes for my self and children at UGX 244,000, paid school fees at UGX 76,000 and my husband took UGX 100,000.
 
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access_time over 5 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i receive this money, i will buy cows that will help in farming, both ploughing and Diary.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is afternoon after garden work. This is the time i relax and ready for a meal.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is difficulty in paying my children's school fees.