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Scovia's family
Subsistence farming
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have been able to develop my home, i have moved a step ahead in my life people no longer laugh at me because i have changed.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
It has enabled me to use my money peacefully without any problem, I have not faced any challenge be it conflicts while using this money.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have not yet spent my transfer but i plan to start a business dealing in produce eg maize, coffee, beans with a capital of 500,000 and i also want to buy a cow of 400,000. I also wish to put a stall at my home worthy 100,000 for daily come and also rear some local chicken.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My home has now tremendously changed after buying materials for its renovation, the community now respects me so much because of the good looking home I have. The solar panel got me out of darkness and it is such a great achievement I am proud of.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so good and honored for receiving money from an organization. I was so happy as well.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought sand worth 160,000 Ugsh, Gravel at 90,000 Ugsh, I bought 15 bags of Cement worth 435,000 Ugsh, 6 Pieces at 123,000 Ugsh, 2 doors at 120,000 Ugsh, paid Labor for construction at 200,000 Ugsh, I also bought a solar kit at 270,000 Ugsh, the balance of 302,000 Ugs is for home use and other emergencies at home.
access_time 6 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is the small house we live in me and my family yet we are big in number.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning waking up still alive.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
To me receiving this money means I get a chance to educate my children and also buy livestock.