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Esther's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($449 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 in that, I am happy because GiveDirectly has empowered me, I have a sense of independence. Before, I used to rely on my parent's support which was a very difficult situation.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by accepting women who were married and separated/divorced, besides,they do not segregate in their approach. I do not find shortages in their operations.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer for completing payment of a plot of land that I intend to build my own house. I paid a debt of UGX 250000 for the money that I had borrowed for treating my child. The balance of UGX 182000, I spent it on buying clothes for me and my child where Part of that money, I spent it on buying piglets that are acting as an investment.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 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 am able to afford basics of like soap, sugar, and food, and I am happy, unlike before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy to be receiving this amount of money to help support my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a piece of land, paid hospital bills, and started a small business of selling silver fish.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able buy a plot of land where I can settle with my child.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my child is playing as we enjoy supper together.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is how to meet daily bssic needs in my family.