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Esther's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is improving in that, I constructed a permanent house. Although I haven't moved in yet, I'm soon finishing it. This will relieve me from the burden of renovating the thatched house which has increasingly been expensive every year.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by helping me build a permanent house. There is completely nothing bad that it has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer for buying irons sheets, nails, timber for roofing my permanent house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($460 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness to be have an iron sheet roofed house, and I am able to afford daily meals for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
That moment I received my money, I was happy to among those that has finally received this assistance and it would help me build a house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was spent to buy building materials such as bricks, cement, timber, paid labour for building an iron sheet roofed house, and I also bought food.
access_time almost 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to build an iron roofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the noon time when I am seated with other members of the family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to build a good sleeping house.