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Silver's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($443 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has improved now in that, I no longer worry how to raise money to construct a house like I used to before receiving this money. I managed to construct a permanent house that I will soon occupy once construction is done. When I enter my house, I will not be spending any more money on grass to maintain the hut therefore I will use it to buy other necessities in my family. Prior to getting money from GD, I used to do causal work In order to get money for purchasing grass used to thatch and renovate the house whenever it leaked.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my view, People who lived a low life and never had hopes of building houses are now sleeping in permanent house courtesy of GD transfers. I for one, my standards of living were low and I could not raise money to construct a house. All the money I worked for from people's farms I spent it on buying grass to maintain my leaky house. I have realized that most people in my community put these transfers in house constructions since most people lived in ramshackle houses. In addition to that, GD staff sensitized us to take note during the time we collect our transfers and not to trust anyone your not familiar with because they could defraud us our transfers.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my whole transfer to complete the house I had started building using the first transfer.
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 having no worries of continued sleeping under a leaking grass thatched house, and I am a happy person.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy receiving such an amount of money in my lifetime that will stop the burden of searching for roofing grass after every two years, because I am going to construct an iron sheet roofed house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was spent to buy building materials such as cement, bricks, sand, paid labour for building an iron sheet roofed house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building iron roofed house. This is because it's very hard to access grass.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I listen to radio programmes especially local news.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of agricultural land. We as a family currently hire labd to cultivate .