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1686517 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 8 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that my family now owns cows and we take milk on a daily basis hence we no longer sleep hungry unlike before life was difficult to the extent that some days my family could only have one meal a day.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done well to supported us financially in that I was able to acquire cattle which I have been longing to own, and there is nothing bad it has done.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second my transfer to buy cows at UGX 1,200,000 , abed at UGX 100,000, two mattresses at UGX 180,000, clothes worth UGX 92,000 and utensils at UGX 60,000.
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have I acquired live stock and household items that I did not have before .
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I felt so happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchase of live stock( two cows)at 1,400,000ugx. The balance I used for buying household items(mattress, kitchen utensils, clothes) and food.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house, buy a cow so that I can have milk.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when I am at the centre drinking alcohol with my friends.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of land to support my farming activity.