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1449800 UGX ($399 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on completing the construction of my house because the one I was living was small and insecure yet I am planning to acquire a family in the near future.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
It would have taken me 10 yrs or so to be able to touch and save such money(3,400,000 shs) to be able to acquire benefits like the ones I have got with the transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by caring for us because any other person would have just given us the money and disappeared however GD goes an extra mile to follow up and solve any problems that arise from the transfers.
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on the following items,30 ironsheet, 1800 bricks, 3 Ironbars because I wanted to bulid a house but money was not enough to start buliding ,since i had spent same money on buying other things like woofer ,solar ,matrress and a goat.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life is now better because I have no stress, i had wished to bulid a nice house but invain.am happy that am going to bulid a house of my dream and sleep comfortable. Thank you GD.
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Bought iron sheets, matress and clothes
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
Constructing a house
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a beautiful metal rooftop house because grass is scarce and also go to a technical school.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is farming because one time i harvested like three bags of maize sold them and bought a bed and mattress.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is my parents abandoning us i was not even able to attend school all my life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I get to watch football.