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Francis's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Life is different than it would have been because I am able to afford basics of life like food, soap, sugar, medical treatment.Thanks to this money which enabled me to acquire second hand taxi motorcycle. Before, life was so miserable that my family would go hungry without food.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well giving money directly that has enabled people build iron sheet roofed houses and provided food. This has brought happiness in the community and reduced household conflicts. I don't see anything it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to buy building materials such as cement, bricks, iron sheets, iron rods, timber in preparation to build a house, and spent some to have food.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 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 can feed well because the motor bike I bought helps me to generate daily income for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt very excited because I was too broke before this money arrived.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent the whole of my first transfer as at a top up for buying a motor bike.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that i will construct a house for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is morning, when i wake up and try to go to the garden.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i am faced with is sickness. I don't have money for treating my kidneys.