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Kakala's family
Subsistence farming
Uganda Disaster Response
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
4664420 UGX ($1278 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
When God gives me the grace to live, I hope to sell all the live stock, hire a house in bunamubi, and start a very good business
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
I appreciate give directly so much for the good work done in my village. It was done well, and there is no addition. , I strongly support the same process to be used elsewhere. May God continue to give you wisdom towards doing it directly
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I spent most of my money on buying livestock
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
2339550 UGX ($633 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was working and felt so good
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
We live in peace
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
A cow
access_time over 1 year ago
What do you plan to do with the cash transfer?
Incase I get this cash transfer, I hope to buy a peice of land , construct and move my whole family to a safer place . I hope to buy a cow and also to start a small business of a Restaurant , I believe we can manage it because we are good cooks.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The only thing that has brought me happiness is i harvested some tomatoes in July and August , I was able to pay School fees and buy food for the family
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest challenge is that the landslide destroyed my garden that had Banana plantations, coffee plantations and caliptus trees last year in October 2021in Nakatore village. So right now it's hard for me and my family to survive because all the crops were destroyed .We no longer use the garden because it's full of stones and water still flows through the garden. When it rains heavily the water comes from underground and it gets too cold which makes it had to sleep in the house and we fall sick on the monthly basis because of the coldness.