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Janet's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, my life is different in that, my living standards have improved because I am sleeping in a permanent house that I completed with GiveDirectly unconditional cash transfer. previously, I used to sleep in a leaky grass thatched house that had holes made by rats.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by giving us money directly. This has solved the problem of corruption, bureaucracy and given us the liberty to spend it on anything we desire. I suggest that GiveDirectly should give additional cash transfers in order to complete activities that were done partly.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 1,632,000 for buying materials like cement, iron sheets, sand and timber. The same money supported me in feeding and paying labour for the builders.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have got a piece of mind because am in position to roof my house that has taken 9 year without a roof.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer I was over whelmed by joy, knowing that my house was going to be roofed.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for purchasing 35 pieces of iron sheets at 980,000 ugx and timber at 720,000 ugx which am going to use for roofing my unfinished house that was built 9 years a go.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be in position to complete my house
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons when I am sitting with people and laughing together
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children and the orphans my brother left