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Mukhwana's family
Subsistence farming
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1204 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I hope to construct a plot in a plot i bought and start some agricultural business next year
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Givedirectly has done exceedingly well and highly recommend same process elsewhere.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
We have spent most of the money on buying land and livestock
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($613 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I, my husband, and all my family members were in shock, but later, we had to celebrate. We prayed and gave God the glofor the Miracle He made happen in our family
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
We now have a household it (a cow) that can be sold in case we happen to get an emergency
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
We bought a cow and renovated our main house
access_time 10 months ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
This is an opportunity for me to purchase land within the Bukokho Subcounty, which I'll use for large scale farming of Beans, maize and onions. Also I'll be able purchase a cow which I'll keep until it produces young ones which I'll b sell and get money for sustaining my family and milk production.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I was able to harvest 100kgs of maize in September this month. And I am happy that I will have enough food for atleast two months.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
This is now a rainy season, I live in fear knowing anytime a land slide mighty happen again which has lead to failure of future plans of large scale farming. It's hard for me to make plans for the future.