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Jesca's family
Jesca
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
21
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I received the cash transfer that enabled me to purchase house hold items and construct a two roomed iron roofed house. Had I not received the cash transfer, my life would have been so miserable.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly does well when it sends people unconditional cash transfers. GiveDirectly also does well to sensitize the people on how to spend their cash transfers well. On the other hand I can not see any wrongs that GiveDirectly might have committed.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase livestock worth UGX680,000 and the balance I plan to top up and purchase a plot of land.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life in that I now use solar light and my home looks like town.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I became so happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying 2 cows at 1,000,000ugx, chicken 20,000ugx, a mattress 115,000ugx, a bed at 65,000ugx, a metalic box at 50,000ugx. I also bought bricks at 300,00ugx, a solar at 150,000ugx.
 
Enrolled
access_time almost 6 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means investing in agriculture through buying livestock. This will provide income for my household in the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening.This is the time my friends visit and entertain me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to invest in livestock farming.