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Judith
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1652800 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I was able to purchase four bags of cement at 120,000ugx, 12 iron sheets worth 260,000ugx, lent 1,000,000ugx to the brother in law in exchange for three acres of land, the balance of 253,000 UGX, we used for purchasing household items.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly has done well to give us uncoditional cash transfers and I would request them to improve on giving additional cash transfers to people who have not completed constructing permanent houses.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have now gained self esteem which was lacking before I received Give directly's unconditional cash transfers which has enabled me to acquire necessary items for life. Before this support, my life was useless and I felt neglected by my community.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time over 6 years ago
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access_time almost 7 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is lack of money to purchase and cater for my household's needs like food, medical care and shelter.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening is my happiest part of the day.This is the time i share and discuss my household's future plans with my husband such as, ways of raising our lovely children.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building an iron roof house. This house other than being used as shelter, will change my compound making it look nice since I intend to install solar lighting system on it out of this money.