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Dinah's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different now than it would have been because, I bought household items that were lacking in my home. I have bought a bigger bed together with its mattress making my sleeping nights enjoyable. I'm now happy that my house has reached a certain level and only remaining with plastering, installing windows and doors. Previously, My standards of living were so poor whereby I slept on small bed and on a very old mattress.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did so well by supporting me cash transfers which has helped me buy things I needed in my life for example bed and mattress. The transfers also enabled me resume the construction of my house and I saved some money which I will use in future for farming. According to me GiveDirectly did well in all aspects of her operations.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have a house that was under construction at the trading center before GiveDirectly coming to my village but I was faced with challenge of money. I had raised the wall to the rim beam level and when I got this money I decided to resume its construction first with the first transfer and I spent ugx 633000 from the second transfer. Before I received the transfer, I used to sleep on a small bed and mattress and I decided to buy a bigger bed 5*6 and its mattress and some household items at Ugx 700000. I have saved ugx 300000 that I will use for farming when the rainy season begins.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I now sleep in a better house and soon, I will be completing another one for my children hence better living conditions for the entire household.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received my cash transfer because, receiving this money from GiveDirectly is a miracle. I have never seen an organisation like this one in my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my cash transfer worth UGX 1,700,000 for renovating my house, started construction of another permanent house, I bought clothes, utensils and paid labour for the builders not forgetting feeding them.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that, i will be able to construct additional iron roofed house for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening time is my happiest part of the day.It's fun time since it involves alot of story telling.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of money to cater for my children's educational needs.