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1686157 UGX ($441 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that,I eat and dress well,my house is looking good and my movements have been eased by the motorbike which I think I would not have got if I never recieved the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has done well by helping people to building houses, livstock and businesses.It has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer to purchase second-hand motorbike at 600,000ugx,household goods clothes at 90,000ugx,transport at 8000ugx,saved 500,000ugx,treatment at 7000ugx,food at 100,000ugx,lent out 300,000ugx and labour 10000ugx.
1754517 UGX ($473 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 gained self esteem since I can now buy most of the necessities in life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When I received my first transfers, I was surprised.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfers, I used 300,000ugx for purchasing Utensils, solar, a bed and a mattress in order to improve on my living conditions. The balance of 1,400,000ugx, I want to use for acquiring an acre of land that I will use for cultivation of crops and purchasing food for the household.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of money to fully implement my agricultural plans.I lack money to buy agricultural inputs like seeds,fertilizers,oxen and ox plough.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Afternoon time is usually my happiest part of the day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means investing in agriculture through buying oxen and ox plough.
This will expand on my household's level of agricultural production.