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Christine'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?
The cash transfers have changed my social life and family status. I constructed a lovely two roomed house. In addition to this,I reclaimed two pieces of farm land after clearing a huge loan. These farm lands will increase my crop cultivation. In the past, I had only one piece of land to cultivate on and with no money to reclaim the other farmlands due to the huge loan burden. I am delighted that our family will not suffer from famine in the future.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion< GiveDirectly did well to send me cash transfers that have transformed my household. GiveDirectly has only done great things to our community.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to pay my old loan and reclaimed my farmland. I also bought household items such as a solar panel, utensils, a mattress, a bed. I hired a piece of farm land. I also bought food for the family. The balance of UGX 100000, I am planning to spend it on any emergencies incase of an outbreak of sicknesses.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has got better because I have been in position to plaster my house both in and out, I am now staying in a decent house. I have also been relieved from the debt burden that I had and I was enable to get back my acre of land which had acted as security. I am also having better bedings, utensils and a water drum. Before, I used to stay in a dusty house because I didn't have funds to plaster it. I had a lot off stress as a result of the debt.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy because this money had come at a right time when I needed it to clear the debt that I had.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchasing 18 bags of cement, 2 trips of sand and labour for plastering my house at UGX 804,000. I paid off the mortgage worth UGX 500,000 and got back my acre of land that had acted as security. Further more I bought a mattress at UGX 140,000, bed at UGX 120,000, water drum at UGX 50,000, Utensils at UGX 20,000 and food at UGX 66,000.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means completing to plaster my house which is in bad state. In addition I would also like to buy oxen for ploughing since we currently use hand hoe.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I spend time with my husband.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is how to clear the debts that I owe my neighbours. I borrowed a loan to build this incomplete house.