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Harriet's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686157 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have been in position to get out of the loose that I faced(my house got burnt with all my belongs) with this transfer I was able to get new household items, I couldn't have bought most of the house hold items that got burnt in a short time had I not recieved this transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly has done well to give people cash that has enabled many own different assets, Give Directly has not done anything bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for for purchasing a bed, 2 mattresses and kitchen utensils at 500,000 ugx, a bag of millet at 250,000 ugx and 2 bags of maize at 500,000 ugx. I have not yet 732,000 ugx but am planning to spend it on renovating my house that had got burnt.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, i felt so happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy household items, and the balance, i intend start to build a simple iron sheet roofed house.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money means being able to build a house and buying household items
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I spend time with family members
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
In ability to provide for my children