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Agiripina's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
At my old age, I am very grateful that I was among the beneficiaries.My life is much different in that I built a two roomed house. More so, part of the cash transfers was spent on clearing my medical bills. Previously, I would fall ill but could not afford any medical treatment. I was sleeping on tattered bedding. However, I am very delighted that the cash transfers empowered me to acquire bedding and more so construct a house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well to raise the poor through giving them cash transfers. The entire community is grateful for the cash transfers.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to purchase iron sheets, bricks, cement and the balance was spent to pay the builders.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am happy because of being one of the beneficiaries. I am in the process of constructing my house that I thought I would die without owning one. Before, I used to live a miserable life being a widow, life was not simple. I sleep in a grass thatched leaky house that lacks the comfort needed for an individual.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt very excited because I had been blessed by GivDirectly. I offered thanks to God with UGX 10,000.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer worth UGX 800,000 for buying bricks that I intend use for building my permanent house. I gave a tithe of UGX 10,000 as thanksgiving to GOD. The balance of UGX 890,000, I have saved it with intent to spend it on buying cement and paying for labour for the builders.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My plan is to build ironroofed house with the transfers.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon when Iam interracting with my grandchildren.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty due to lack of money. This stresses me alot.