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Rose's family
Rose
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
39
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The cash transfers offloaded the debt burden that I had. More so, we paid our children's school fees. This was a very bug challenge to us. We did not have any income generating activity besides agriculture which was unpredictable. I can only appreciate GiveDirectly for the cash transfers and my prayer is that may GiveDirectly live forever.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GiveDirectly empowered the community alot. This enabled them to offset their debts and improve their standards of living. GiveDirectly has done more good than harm to our community.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the cash transfer to pay off an old loan and the balance was spent to pay school fees.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
There is a big difference in my life because I have cleared the school fees which has left me debt free. Had I not received this transfers the schools would still be demanding me and some of the children would have been sent back home by now.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I became very excited and I ululated. I woke my husband up to show him the mobile money message. This money came at the right time when I needed to complete payment of school fees.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for paying school fees of UGX 1,300,000 for my three children, one at the university and the others in the primary schools. I treated my grand mother and child at UGX 55,000. I hired farm land for a period of one year at UGX 200,000 The balance of the money, I spent on purchase of clothes, bed sheets and food.
 
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will pay school fees for my brother-in-law who is at school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when my children come back from school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the problem of lack of enough money to cater for school fees and other basic needs.