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Farida's family
Motorcycle or bicycle taxi
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Given the fact that I had never held such an amount of money, I became to happy and anxious that my life is currently different because I was able get a big piece of farm land that I will fully cultivate on without interference until my money is given back. Before getting this transfer, I only had one piece of farm land that I used cultivate on and yet it would not fully sustain my family in the long run. It therefore necessitated me to do more extra work to raise money to sustain my family needs such as feeding.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by bringing about development in my community. This is because most people have been able to build, hire land, buy assets and feed properly. On my side, GiveDirectly has greatly changed my life in that I got money that enabled me to get a big piece of farm land that I will cultivate on until my money is given back which in most cases take many years for someone to raise the money used to hire it. On the other hand, GiveDirectly has done nothing wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to hire farm land that I will use until my money is given back. I then bought a goat. I spent part of my transfer to buy some house hold goods such as bed, matress, bedsheets, and utensils.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life has a great difference in that, I feel great happiness as I aquired a cow that is will be a source of investment. When it calves, it will provide milk that I will sell off as a source of income to cater for my daily family needs such as feeding and increase in the number of my cattle. This will then act as security as well when it come to continuity with my children's education.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I recieved my money, I felt extremely happy that I could not sleep at that moment. The happiness is because I knew that my children at this time would not stay home for long as before, I looked for money to send them back to school. Instead this time, they would be going to school early and with full requirements.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part (Ugx 800000) my first transfer on molding and baking bricks, buying iron sheets, and doors. That I will use to build my permanent house. I then bought a cow (Ugx 700000). I then bought some household items such as utensils,bedings, clothes. I also used part of the transfer to take back my children to school.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will build a house and buy 2 cows to help in agriculture.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon because it finds that I have finnished work and ready for lunch.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is the problem of paying school fees for our children.