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Ziliya's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The big difference in life is that with GD's help I managed to buy a plot of land.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly has help people build houses, buy plots of land, facilitate children at school.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used 1500000/= to clear for the plot of land, 10000/= was given to son, the balance of 100000/= was given to one the children in senior six as school fees Totaling 1610000/=.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now looking forward to buying a plot of land that I did not expect as soon as possible.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy because I had never received such a gift before GiveDirectly coming in.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid school fees for children 600000/=, 1000000/= was given out as part of the money required to secure a plot of land, 2 kg sugar 7400/=, shoes 15000/=, transport to go for burial and checking on the sick 70000/=.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
To me receiving this money means renovating my house, educating my children and buying livestock.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest parts of my day are in the morning, afternoon and evening when having prayers.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is loosing my husband who died when the children where still at a tender age in a badly constructed house.