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Amulasi's family
Small business
Eastern Uganda
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2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
1685137 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The big difference in my life is that am now building a house I did not expect soon and I thank GD so much for the transfer. may GOD bless everyone who offered help to us.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give Directly has done good to give us help who couldn't help ourselves.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought bricks at 400000/=, clothes 1690000/=, bed sheets 25000/=, blanket 15000/=, and Am planning to buy 11 iron sheets 20000/= each, 2 metallic door 450000/=, 2 bags 100000/= Totaling 1379000/= and the balance is to be used for labor and feeding.
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was very happy and I lost sleep.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received my money, I was extremely happy and I didn't sleep the whole night
What did you spend your first transfer on?
She has spent 9000/= on buying meat and bread at home. The remaining balance she is going to use it to buy a cow of 200,000/=, pay school fees balance for her son of 30,000/= then the remaining balance will be used for building her house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of enough capital to run a business. Due to the many requirements like rent, food and other basic needs coupled with the limited capital, my enterprise cannot grow and cannot sustain my family. So it is pretty hard to provide basic needs for the people I live with.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is meals time when I get food and share it with my family. This gives me joy especially when all members eat to their satisfaction.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means getting a personal home and getting relief from rent. Am getting old but am still renting yet it has been my heart's desire to set up my personal house one day.