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Yowandina's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($443 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Am happy that i have some cash at hand now. I can afford things that i could not back then. Am absolutely happier than before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
They gave us free money and we used it the way we wanted. I will see bad tings about GD when i get evicted as rumors say. For now i see nothing bad about GD
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have bought bricks and cement and ssand. I want to start the construction of my house. The problem is that am having an ill person in the home so its making it hard for me to start construction
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The difference I have is that I can now solve my problems than before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received the transfer, I was very happy because I didn't expect such an opportunity.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Am planning to build a house using my transfer and I thank GD very much.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be in position to pay school fees for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is during lunch time when I have a good meal with my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the chronic headache which I have lived with for over 20 year.This affects my productivity.