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Grace's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($452 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 is different in that now I can afford household necessities and food for my family unlike before my family would sometimes sleep hungry because there would be no money for buying food.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, my life has greatly improved because I was able to acquire necessities that I needed after I received GD cash transfer, and there is nothing bad it has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having got house hold items that will potry a change in lifestyle in my home and happiness that I feel ever since I recieved this transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy some household items such as bedings, and utensils. Since I had very few, I felt like I should add some to the house. I also bought a goat. This was one of the livestockthat I really wanted to own as it's easy to handle and can easily be used in case of minor emergency. I plan to to buy a cow using the balance of my transfer. This will act as an investment for the future.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be in position to buy food for my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons when I have finished to eat food and my children are happily playing.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough money to buy food for my family