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Jennifer's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($449 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 much different in that GiveDirectly has improved on my status. The cash transfers enabled me to pay my daughter's tuition fees at the time when I was hard up. More so I am happy that the phone I was given has made my communication very easy. I also bought a motorcycle which has made my movement from one place to another very possible. Before the cash transfers, I used to depend on bank loans that left me penniless. However, the cash transfers came as a blessing to me. I am very glad that I will retire a happy woman with no debt burden.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly helped me a lot through the cash transfers that helped me a lot.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent all my second cash transfer to top up on my savings to purchase a motorcycle.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Happiness is the biggest difference I have experienced in my daily life for Give Directly to support me financially because I was in a very difficult situation. The school wanted a lot money which could not have managed to pay but God in a different way blessed me through Give Directly.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The money entered my phone at around 2:00 am in the morning and I was wondering who could have sent me a message. When I opened the message I saw ugx 1700000 and I felt so happy and said God bless the Muzungu meaning white man who endeavored to support me. I thanked God so much because this money came at the right moment my daughter was supposed to go back to school and it was exactly what the school needed for the second semester.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
For me as Jennifer Akia I'm a widow struggling to educate my children and I have a daughter in kalem brotherhood Nurses training school pursuing a nursing course. When I received a circular for the second semester it was reading exactly ugx 1700000 which was the money I received from Give Directly. Since I have been struggling with tuition fees, I decided to spend the whole transfer to pay her tuition fees.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means paying tuition for my daughter who is in university. Receiving this money also means completing my house to ring beam level.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I listen to my favorite radio programmes.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hard is that I am diognised with pressure and ulcers.This has detoriated my health a lot.