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1661910 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have constructed an iron roofed house that is left with fitting doors and windows. Once my house is complete, I will be relieved from the burden of looking for grass for renovating my current hut.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to give me money that I used for constructing an iron roofed house. GiveDirectly has not done anything bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase construction materials(cement, iron sheets, timber, nails) and paid construction workers.
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have bought 3 trips of bricks, a trip of sand and 15 pieces of iron sheets. I am now very happy for this achievement and I intend to construction of an iron roofed house when I receive my second transfer. Before receiving this transfer, I didn't have enough money to construct an iron roofed house much as I desired it.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Upon hearing ululations from neighbors at around 12:00 am, my son woke me up and asked for my phone to cross check whether I had received the transfer. After cross checking, he told me that I had received my transfer, I was over whelmed my joy because my desire to construct an iron roofed house was going to be accomplished.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent UGX 1,600,000 of my first transfer to purchase building materials(3 trips of bricks, a trip of sand and 15 pieces of iron sheets). I also paid school fees for my child at UGX 100,000.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will build a house and buy some cows.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is that time when I have money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is the problem of providing school fees and lack of proper shelter for the family.