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Pulsikira's family
Casual labour
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1686517 UGX ($455 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Life is different than it would have been because my health has greatly improved and I sleep better with a mattress.Before, I was so sick that movement was very difficult, but this money enabled me to receive proper medical attention.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well giving me money to buy two cows and provide food which would not have been possible without them. There's nothing it hasn't done well in my opinion.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second was spent to buy a cow, paid a debt, and saved the rest to support me in acquiring food.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Happiness is my greatest change in my daily life. I have been able to buy food because I used to live with hunger, I was also sleeping poorly but now I have a bed and a good mattress plus bed sheets.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy that GD has help me because I have been living in extreme poverty. I also praised God almighty for blessing me with such a wonderful opportunity.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a cow @836000 its, household items 180000 ugx, transport 25000 ugx, Good 139000 ugx uprooting G/nuts 20000 ugx and I have saved 500000 ugx.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to use for food. I will be buying different types of food to eat using the transfers.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon after eating food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty. Iam old age and I do not have energy to dig and look for what to eat.