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Debula's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The GiveDirectly cash transfers have enabled me repay all my loans. I am now debt free and happier. I was to buy basic necessities for my children. Previously, I was so depressed because of the loan burden. I could hardly afford household items that we needed. However, I am grateful that the cash transfers were sent at the time when I was in distress.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to send people cash transfers that have empowered them in many productive ways. Many people have constructed permanent houses and others have sent their children to good schools to pursue courses.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to repay debts and pay for school fees. I also hired a piece of land for agriculture.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is peace of mind having cleared the burden of debts, and my family feeds better than before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I was so happy because it would help me clear existing debts that had become a burden in my daily life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was spent to mortgage cultivation land, paying debts, paid school fees, bought clothes for children, and food.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will pay school fees for my children education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I wake up healthy for the new day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggiest hardship in my life is lack of enough support for sustaining my family welfare and education of my children.