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Isaac's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is now different in that I can afford to buy household necessities for my family since my small retail business earns me daily income and my family now dresses well which was not the case before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD has done well to support us financially in that people in my community have been able to build good houses and to buy cattle to rear, and there is nothing bad it has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy to cement at UGX 180,000, timber at UGX 240,000, Iron sheets at UGX 240,000, bicycle at UGX 300,000, clothes at UGX 400,000 and business capital worth UGX 272,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my family is living happily because we were able to meet all our basic needs and start up business that will generate income for the family in the near future.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on livestock and as a start up capital for my produce business.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means investing in agriculture through buying oxen and ox plough. This will help expand on my production.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is when, i am having fun time with my brothers who usually make me happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to invest in farming.This has affected on the levels of yields that i receive from farming.