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Mukunya's family
Subsistence farming
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?
When you look at my body, am healthy and what i have done is wonderful, GD has changed my life.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In a humble way , the organisation has uplifted the image of the village, people are happy and responsibly spending their money. I request that you keep up the spirit so that those who did not receive are also given the chance. Am sending you to extend my appreciation to the organisation, this service should not stop now because this help reaches the common person
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought maize for grinding as food security at 100,000, a bed at 150,000, 10 bags of cement at 310,000, 2 trips of sand at 90,000, aggregates at 50,000, bricks at 80,000, paid for construction labour at 300,000, porters were paid 100,000, a wheel barrow at 110,000. I plan to buy a blanket and 2 pairs of bed sheets, pay school fees for my children. I installed electricity power in my house, the balance will be used on basic needs
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Am going to have a good looking house and and my life has changed health wise because i have no pressure any more
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Was so happy when I received my transfers. I could not stop smiling.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have planned to blaster my house at a cost of 1,100,000 Ugsh, I have also planned to pay school fees for my children at a cost of 300,000 Ugsh, Am going to buy a mattress at 170,000 Ugsh, the balance of 130,000 Ugsh, i will use it for buying household utensils.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Recieving this money means that I will be able to develop my self, set up my own business and be able getting daily income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is evening time when am sitted outside interacting with other people.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is backache illnes for now three years and am unable to do work well.