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Hellen's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed because this transfer has made my house look new again. I also paid school fees, bought clothes and bedings. Previously, I had a desire to renovate my house but I didn't achieve it. The little money I got was spent on feeding and paying children's school fees.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well to give financial support that enabled me to renovate my house and pay my daughter's school fees . GiveDirectly has not done bad for me.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer for purchasing 27 bags of cement and paint at UGX 1110000 that was used for renovating my house. I paid my daughter's school fees at UGX 250,000. Bought bed sheets, clothes and food for the family at UGX 272,000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, the burden of poverty has reduced in my family and am living a happy life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on sand, cement, doors and gravel stones for finishing the permanent house I had built. I also paid my children's fees, bought household goods and food for the family.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to renovate my house .
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is always evening after work because it's a time am relieved from work .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is old age, which has affected my strength and this has brought famine in my home .