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1652800 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
"I spent my first transfer for buying a cow at 700,000ugx that is going to provide for me milk to take. I also bought one bag of groundnuts at 110,000ugx. I am planning to plant part of the groundnuts and eat the rest but I had to hire the Labour at 50,000ugx that helped me to plough the garden. I am also planning to buy two goats with the balance of the money. I was in position to treat myself with part of the money since I have blood pressure that always disturbs me."
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
"In my Opinion, Give directly has done well in alleviating the burden of poverty from the community. Our standard of living in the past was very low"
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
"My life is different in that, am now sleeping in good standard house and better mattress than the one used to have. I have been able to treat myself on time because I have money at my disposal thus keeping me healthy and happy most of the time"
1719800 UGX ($473 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I was able to renovate my house with 1,250,000ugx, purchased household items at 255,000ugx and the balance of 128,000ugx, I used it to purchase food do the household.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received my first transfer, I was full of joy and chanted songs of praise.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest differnece in my life is that, our living conditions have improved since I was able to renovate my house.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of company since I have lost all my relatives. Now this has caused me boredom and ulcers because all the time I think about them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is always Sundays when I go for prayers. Because I meet with many people,this makes me to consider them as my brothers , sisters,mother and father.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving money will help me to renovate my house then the balance I will use for buying cattle to provide me with milk.