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Stella's family
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been because I can afford basic necessities in my home and I am a happy person nowadays, unlike before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well giving us money to build iron sheet roofed houses since roofing grass is now very difficult to find, others bought livestock and household items; and I don't see anything it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to hire cultivation land, make and burn bricks to build a house.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($464 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 peace of mind, because am in position to start up construction in the plot of land that I bought around 2007, but couldn't develop it because I lacked money. Am also expecting to generate some income from this commercial house after construction when rented.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 50,000 ugx of my first transfer for buying food for my family. I have not yet spent 1,650,000 ugx, but my planning to spend it for buying materials for building a commercial house.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build a house in the piece of land that I already have in Malera.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the morning when my children and I wake up healthy and I have what to give them to eat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of money to facilitate the construction of my house.