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1652800 UGX ($455 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I withdrew my second transfer and I am planning to spend it on buying more cows.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Givedirectly has done well to give me money which has helped me raise my standards of living.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had not received the cash transfer my life would still be very miserable and unhappy. Life was really hard in that I could not afford good clothes for myself but when I received the cash transfer my life changed tremendously. I am now very happy and living a comfortable lifestyle.
1719800 UGX ($477 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a piece of land at 1,500,000ugx, 3 goats at 200,000ugx and 2 mattresses at 125,000ugx.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my first transfer I became very happy.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I own a piece of land and don't have pressure from landlords who used to rent to me their land for digging.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is lack of money to purchase farm land to cultivate crops.My household fully depends on farming but our efforts in farming have been frustrated because, farming season finds us with no land or money to hire land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon.Seeing our children satisfied, happy and playing brings pride to me.This shows the fruits of my labour as a father in getting them a meal during the day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building an iron roof house and buying land for farming.
Part of this money will additionally help clear debts that i incurred during my wife's traditional marriage.