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Magret's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 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 in that, I have constructed my a permanent structure for business which I could not have managed if I never received the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has done well by supporting people to build permanent structures and others have bought motorbikes for transportation business to enable them support their families. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on purchasing building materials (iron sheets at UGX 870,000, timber at UGX 400,000, bricks 1 trip at UGX 150,000, household goods/clothes at UGX 140,000, sanitation (drum) at UGX 70,000 and Food at UGX 3000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, My house is now beautiful because of the new things I bought .It is not like before when did not have money to buy them.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I became very happy.May God Bless Give Directly.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to purchase household goods (mattress,bed sheets,utensils,) at 200,000ugx and the balance of the money I plan to buy building materials.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build a comercial house that can earn me some money on a monthly basis.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the noon time when I am seated with other members of the community.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness. I am a victim of Asthma and accomplishing my daily duties has always been hard .