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Janet's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 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 has changed alot ever since I received the cash transfers in that I am happy that I am now constructing a house and this is possible because of the kindness of GiveDirectly. In the past, I was full of sorrow because I did not have access to any financial support.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to send the poor people money that has helped them rebuild their families. GiveDirectly has only done positive things for the lives of many people.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase construction materials(cement,iron sheets,nails,timber) worth UGX1,200,000 and food worth UGX100,000. I am planning to spend UGX250,000 to pay the builders after the construction of my house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily is that I have already started constructing a nice house. Before the cash transfer we were living in a congested small house. My home will be decent and comfortable after I complete constructing my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was happy that day when I received the money. I jubilated alot on that day because my life was going to be comfortable and appealing. I felt relieved that this money was going to help me create a conducive and happy home for us all.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase 5 bags of cement, iron sheets, bricks, sand worth UGX1400000. I also spent UGX300000 on felling and cutting down timber.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will build a permanent house for my family since grass has becoming scarce and expensive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon while sharing stories with my friends and family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is regular sicknesses which have retarded my productivity