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Jenifer's family
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Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I am happy because the cash transfers enabled me to finance my marriage and wedding, which were a success. Had I not received the cash transfers, I would not have been able to finance my wedding and even complete my house. I would have incurred many debts had I not received the cash transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to support people with cash transfers that have enabled them accomplish their plans. However there is nothing wrong that I can say that is connected to GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchasing construction materials worth UGX600,000. I spent UGX800,000 to pay my marriage and wedding preparations. I have a balance of UGX200,000 that I intend to spend on plastering my house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that ,I'm stress free because GD has helped me get things I needed like building materials which used to stress me how I would get them.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money ,I felt very.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on purchasing build materials ( windows at 540,000ugx ,doors at 240,000ugx, transport at 100,000ugx , bought clothes (gomesi) at 120,000ugx and the balance 700,000ugx I plan to buy Livestock.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i receive this money, i want to build a small iron sheets house and some animals. Then hire a large piece of land for agriculture.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when i have money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is shortage of land. This has affected my agricultural outputs.