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Mary
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
21
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($463 USD)
access_time 19 days ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the joy I feel having moved out of my fathers home and staying in my own home as well. This has given me a new life and hope. My children now have their own home. Prior to getting this transfer, I used to stay with my father. I left my marital home due to several challenges and decided to come stay at home.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy and excited knowing that I would now move out of my father's home to start my own.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer buy two trips of bricks, timber, ten bags of cement, one trip of sand, seven ventilators, nails, feeding and paying labour that helped me to build my house.
 
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access_time 1 year ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Iam a single poor mother who has been desperate to keep cows that can be future assets for my family's well being but I having no source of income. So Givedirectly transfers is a dream chance for me to utilise on buying cows. This cows can multiply and I will be selling to raise money to cater for my family's basic needs like feeding and treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest a part of the days is afternoon especially after getting what to eat. My stress abit reduces since my children will start playing after getting sastified.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty. My child is sickly and I donot have any source of earning where I could get money for her treatment. I only most of the time resort to prayers from God whenever she fails sick, which leaves her life vulnerable.