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1686157 UGX ($441 USD)
access_time 6 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 have bought land that I am now cultivating in. Before, I did not have enough land to cultivate crops.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well by giving unconditional cash transfers to the poor. I do not see anything that Give Directly has not done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I got my second cash transfer, I bought a half acre of land worth 1,033,000ugx for crop cultivation, I bought a mattress to improve on my living conditions at 100,000ugx. The balance of 500,000ugx, I bought a metalic door, 16 Iron sheets and nails for constructing a better house.
1754517 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i now have a cow and am also going to start a coffee selling business which will enable me take my children to school.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i received the transfer i became very happy and said thank you God.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchase of a cow at 700,000ugx I hired land at 200,000ugx. I have the balance in my phone which i intend to use for buying coffee.
access_time 12 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am faced with is inadequacy of food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am with my neighbours.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will be able to build a better sleeping house.