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David's family
Casual labour
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Personally I am very happy that GiveDirectly chose to send me these cash transfers. I never thought I would ever build an iron roofed house in my life. I am always beaming with joy when I go to sleep. Prior to receiving the cash transfers, I was living in a thatched house for over 34 years which was in a really inhabitable state. I have observed that constructing this house has improved my living conditions and the community members accord me more respect.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to save people from poverty through giving them cash transfers. These cash transfers have uplifted the poor in the community. I would not have acquired all the household items that I now boast of had it not bee for GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
A large portion of the second cash transfer was spent on completing the construction of my house. I also bought a cow with the balance of the cash transfer.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Every day that passes by leaves me happy and with rejuvenated self esteem. That is because I am proud to be one of the beneficiaries in this program. I used to have low esteem in my village with no one willing to identify with me due to my low status.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I couldn't hide my joy on realizing that I had received my first cash transfer, because I received such a big amount that I had never held in life which was going to transform my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer worth 1,222,000 for buying building materials like; bricks and iron sheets for constructing my permanent house, I bought bedding and clothes. The balance of UGX 478,000, I still have it and I plan to start constructing my permanent house.
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 myself and the balance i will buy other basic household items.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I wake up healthy for the new day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggiest hardship in my life is lack of basic needs for self sustainance given my current poverty level.