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1686517 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been in a way that now am hopeful that am going to have a house of my own
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly does well in giving us money on our phones, we don't have to line up to receive the money, GD doesn't do well in giving us this money for only a short period, they should give us this help continuously
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I am going to spend my second transfer on building a house, I am going to buy bricks at 300000shs, cement at 180000shs, iron sheets at 750000shs, ventilators at 100000shs, polythene bag at 20000shs, 300000shs on labour
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Happiness. I am so happy these days. Am soon beginning the construction of my house. I had no plan and hope before. Am now very happy
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Gd has given us money that they don't ask to refund. That is so wonderful. GD is perfect.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have booked bricks being made so i can build a house. Am going to buy all necessary materials to begin the construction.
access_time over 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is face is lack of land farming. This has led to food shortage in my household because it requires me to hire land to cultivate crop yet is expensive.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning hours when I and other household members wake up alive.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to renovate my old house which leaks every time it rains. It will also enable to buy a bicycle which wil help to solve the transport problem and wil also help to buy aplot of land for farming since currently I hire land to cultivate crops.