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Monica's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed. I wish you could see me now. Am all smiling and thanking God for GD. I am a widow but now own land and a Business of selling rice. My life is new. God bless GD
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD helps people to transform lives. They gave me money without a condition of paying back. What bad thing can i see with such people?
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used the money to pay the debt on the land that i bought using the first transfer. I then bought a cow at 500,000. I also bought rice for retail at 220,000/.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am now a plot owner which ibhad never thought of.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was over joyed, knelt down and thanked God for giving me such a blessing.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid a deposit of 1,700,000 on a plot of land.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy land and livestock, which will help to improve the standards of living in my family. I will also be able to help other children who have failed to continue with education.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when i have money, because i know that I can afford whatever I need in life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is the loss of my child who I trusted and thought she will be able to help me. She was the only daughter I had.