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Esther's family
Small business
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660300 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The cash transfers enabled us to pay off an accumulated debts. We reclaimed our two pieces of farmland after clearing a huge debt. I am glad that part of the cash transfers was spent on treating my sick child who was hospitalised for about three weeks. Before receiving the cash transfers, we hardly had money to buy enough food and other school necessities. More so,my children would fall sick regularly and yet we did not have money to access better medical services. I had to beg the school headteachers not to chase away my children.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well to uplift me with the cash transfers. These transfers have made an impact in my household.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer to treat our child and part of it was spent on paying off an old debt. I bought household items such as bedding,utensils and food.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest change I notice in my daily life is that I am happy because I acquired a cow which will provide us milk for breakfast. Previously I did not have money to buy even a mere hen.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
On that day, I received a call from a friend informing to check my mobile money account. When I checked my account, I was overwhelmed with joy because this was a one time opportunity. I knew with this cash transfer I would acquire livestock.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase one cow worth UGX 610,000 and one ox worth UGX 800,000. The remaining portion of the transfer was spent on purchasing two mattresses,clothes and utensils.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will build a permanent house for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening while sharing stories with my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggiest hardship in my life is sustaining my family welfare.