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Joyce's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1661910 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has improved because through these cash transfers, I acquired a television set which keeps me updated on what is going on around the world. I have also built another permanent house for my children. Prior to these transfers, I could not afford to buy a television set and the house I had was not spacious enough for my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by giving unconditional cash transfer which has enabled me to build another permanent house for my children.GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a television set, solar energy, clothing/ household goods( utensils) paid labour ( weeding my farm land)and treatment.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is being able to acquire some of my heart's desire items such as a big mattress and beautiful bed sheets, and knowing that I will be building soon. This has genuinely made happy and so grateful to GiveDirectly.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so delighted the moment I received my money. This is because it was a dream come true to handle such amount of money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy some household items such as bedding at Ugx 200000. Through my husband, I also spent some of my transfer to buy building materials such as cement, sand, bricks that we plan to use for construction in the near future. I used part of my transfer as well to plant groundnut seedlings. However, I am saving up some money that will help me cater for uncertainties.
access_time over 4 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to build a bigger iron roofed house for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the morning when I wake up healthy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of oxen to support in cultivation.