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Christine
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
41
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I have been relieved from the debt burden that I had and have got back my acre of land to was taken by the money lender who gave me money for treating my late husband and the burial expenses, I have also completed the house that my late husband started to build, I couldn't have achieved all these had I not received money from Give Directly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well to give me cash that I have used for completing my house, and Give Directly has not anything bad on my side.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for plastering my house(materials plus labor) at UGX 835,000, bought Iron sheets for my son at UGX 88,000, School requirements at UGX 280,000, gifts at UGX 160,000 house hold goods at UGX 85,000 and food at UGX 44,000 and saves UGX 140,000.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I'm soon going to build for myself a permanent house something I had struggled to do for so many years from the time my spouse passed on.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very excited.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on settling a debt, bought building materials like sand and gravel stones for constructing my permanent house. I also treated my mother with this very transfer.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving the money means assistance to help me to renovate my house .then the balance i will use for paying my children's school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is always during lunch hours, when my children are happy they also make me happy at my home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is lack of money for renovation of my house.