chat
GDLive Newsfeed
We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
Stages:
 
Enrollment
attach_money
 
Transfers
check
Completed
to follow someone and stay updated on their journey with GiveDirectly.

Want to hear more updates from recipients? Click below to follow 10!

Follow 10

Newsfeed > Mwajuma's Profile
Mwajuma's family
Mwajuma
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
check
 
Follow to be updated on Mwajuma's next check-in.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($463 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
attach_money
 
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the relief I feel within having received this amount of money that helped me to off set most of my financial needs. Prior to getting this transfer, I was determined to work twice as much to see to it that I raise money to pay up the debt that we had.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy having held this amount of money. It would help me to off set most of my financial issues.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy some household items such as a mattress, two pairs of bed sheets, clothing for my family at Ugx 340000. I then bought a cow at Ugx 800000. I then paid up the debt at Ugx 500000.
 
Enrolled
access_time 11 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will buy a motor cycle that will support in transporting children to school in order to avoid the cost of transporting children to and from school every day. In addition to that, th motor cycle will be used for transport business which will generate daily income for the household. I have been paying a lot of money in order to transport children to school which has drained household savings.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is after lunch. That is because when I come back from the garden, I prepare food which my children and I eat, that gives me energy and to my children good health because it will be evidenced when they are playing and looking lively.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my household is inadequate income. There are so many competing demands like hiring land, oxen for ploughing, paying school fees and medical bills among the many. Our source of income is narrow, which makes it difficult to pay school fees, hire land and plough in time hence poor yields and low incomes.