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Charles's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 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 am feeling good, looking healthy and younger because of having money, am also stress free.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly did well to give me money, they also sensitized us to spend money on things that can improve our well being. There is nothing they are not doing well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying iron sheets at UGX 600,000, livestock at UGX 500,000, household items at UGX 100,000 and food at UGX 83,000. I have saved UGX 350,000 for our up keep.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in daily life is that I'm happy because I was able to pay off the debts and I got back my two gardens hence I will also cultivate on time and my family will have enough food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay debts worth 1,500,000ugx, buy plates at 20,000ugx, dishes at 15,000ugx ,a bucket at 12,000ugx , medicine worth 30,000ugx,food at 83,000ugx, savings worth 40,000ugx.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building iron roofed house because the one I reside in is in bad condition.In addition,this money will help me pay a debt of land..
What is the happiest part of your day?
Th happiest part of my day is in the morning ,when all my family members wake up healthy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is the sickness of my children.My child suffered from meningitis and the other has problem with eyes .so I have spent a lot of money that has made me involved in debts.