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1449800 UGX ($402 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on food. I have used 400.000 of my third transfer to buy food for my family because I didn't have enough food. I am still keep the balance of my third transfer for proper planning.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
The transfer has brought happiness in my family because we now have land, good beddings, I pay my children's school fees in time, we also feed well at home so my life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well to give us phones and the money for free.
1519800 UGX ($421 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a plot of land (30ft x50ft) and have started building on it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I own my own plot of land and worry less about my co-wife sending me away from her rental houses where I stay now.
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying a 6*6 Mattress and blanket because I had a small old mattress and blanket and we were not sleeping well.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when I received my money i felt excited and even woke up in the night to get a neighbour to confirm whether its true.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a house because currently I am sharing a house with my co-wife.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is educating my son and I wish him to become a teacher.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing currently is sharing a house with my co-wife because it limit my privacy in the house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening when I am having chat with my neighbors and children after work.