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Mary'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?
My life is different in that, I now sleep well in my permanent house which I have constructed using my transfers. My family can also afford to change clothes on a daily basis, which was not like before when I used to sleep in leaking house and could put on the same clothe for a bout a week. I could not have managed to get what I have now If I never received my transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has done well by supporting people to construct permanent structures, paying school fees and transportation is now easy in our villages because people have got motorbikes. I have not seen anything GiveDirectly done wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent second transfer on purchasing build materials( iron sheets, timber,nail and cement ) at UGX 1160000, labour at UGX 200,000, food (beans) at UGX 100,000, clothing/household goods at UGX 172000.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness seeing my house construction in progress.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy to receive this support.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy building materials such as cement, sand, bricks in preparation to build a simple iron sheet roofed house.
access_time almost 6 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building a permanent iron roofed house since the one I reside in with my family is sub- standard .
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I go to socialise with My peers in the centre.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is poor accomodation. I am sleeping in a sub-standard house which can easily collapse with heavy rains.