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Glades's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to pay school fees, buy food stuff and other household items.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well giving us money to afford having the basics of life like soap, sugar, clothes, pay for medical treatment and children's school fees.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if i never received the transfer because i can now afford to buy food and other basics of life.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($475 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a bed and a matress,a solar system,a bag of maize flour,goat and sheep,I also cemented my mud house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money,I felt so happy because I knew that my life was going to become better.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i have become a happy person because i eat well, I stocked enough food for the family ,previously it was very had to get food because there was no money and most of the time my family starved. I used to sleep uncomfortably on the mud floor,I did not have a mattress so I used a mat for sleeping,but now I sleep confortably on my mattress and a bed and I was able to cement my floor. I also used not to have any source of light at night,this would make me go to bed early before it gets dark but now days I have solar light and I go to bed at will.
access_time almost 7 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that i am faced with is that i do not have farm land. I can not caltivate the way i would wish to because of limited space.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when i am with my grand children, they are singing and dancing.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will be able to renovate my house, build a house where visitors can sleep in and buy a cow so that i can take milk.