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Amos'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 currently different in that my status has changed because I have constructed a permanent house that I will soon sleep in. previously, my home only had grass thatched houses that needed renovation every year, that was very costly for me.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly's criteria is the best. They have targeted the most vulnerable people like me through giving unconditional cash transfer that has transformed my household from premitivity to modernity. I would prefer that GiveDirectly needs to give additional cash transfer in order to complete activities that we have not been able to complete.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer UGX 1159400 for buying building materials like bricks, cement, iron sheets, nails, wood preservative, whoop iron, a metallic door and two windows. I also paid for labour worth UGX 250,000. I have a balance of UGX 222,600 that I intend to spend on buying cement for plastering my house.
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, my self esteem has been elevated. Before, I had low self esteem because of low status.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my cash transfer, I became calm and budgeted my cash transfer well.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my cash transfer worth UGX 800,000 for buying a cow to act as an income generating activity. I bought a mattress at UGX 120,000, a dozen of plates and other utnsils costed UGX 35,000. I bought clothes of UGX 50,000, The balance of UGX 695,000, I have spent it on making bricks.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a blessing to our household since, it will enable us construct an iron roof house for shelter.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening time is my happiest part of the day.Seeing my children return back from school and being with them at this time of the day makes me happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to implement our plan of establishing a comfortable shelter for our household.