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1686517 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have been in position to construct an iron roofed kitchen and plaster my semi permanent house. Before, the rains had started weakening the wall that would have caused the house to fall since it was not plastered. I didn't have money to seek proper treatment and construct an ironed roofed kitchen.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to give financial support which enabled me build an iron roofed kitchen, buy food and pay medical bills . GiveDirectly has not done anything bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent UGX 600,000 of my transfer to buy building materials and pay for construction labour of a kitchen. My wife has become lame so I decide to construct an iron roofed kitchen since she can not look for thatch again given her condition. I bought food at UGX 400,000 for the family, paid medication bill at UGX 200,000 and I have saved UGX 300,000 to spent later on agriculture.
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I live a happy life irrespective of the diseases that have disturbed me for long but I'm optimistic after treating myself with this transfer my health will greatly improve.
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 spent my first transfer for finishing my permanent house that I had built. I'm planning to spend the remaining 1000000ugx for treating myself and my spouse.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face is foot sickness. Around 2013 some disease attacked my leg and it's not healing yet i have spent alot of money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moment is during evening hours especially when is cold ,my legs donot pain. This i feel relieved and ok.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My plan is buy a piece of land for agriculture activities with the transfers. This will help me maximize on crop production by cultivating on the land.