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Jesca's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1660965 UGX ($452 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 in that I was able to build an iron roofed house. Secondly we acquired a motorbike that is earning us income. We are happy because the cash transfers helped us alot in buying food for the family and buying household items that we never had before. This could have not happened had I not received the cash transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has transformed very many communities. More so GiveDirectly does well to give the recipients money directly without any conditions on how to spend it. On the other hand there is no wrong that I can point out where GiveDirectly could have gone wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase a motorbike worth UGX1,000,000 and I hired a farmland worth UGX600,000. I spent the remaining UGX32,000 on food and transport respectively.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 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 happiness to see my house looking good painted.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy because it's a very valuable assistance.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to plaster my iron sheet roofed house and to paint it, and some spent on feeding.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to buy Oxgyen for ploughing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is evening when am sitten with my children chatting a bout family development.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is limited land for farming due to high population rate.