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1652800 UGX ($455 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on getting my family and I garden land for cultivation at 800,000 ugx, bought two heads of cattle at 750,000 ugx and the balance to take care of my family needs.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly has done well by making me one of the beneficiaries. It has not done well by making other people not to benefit
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had not recieved the transfer, I would not be in position to aquire my assets such as cattle and garden
1719800 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I purchased two cows that I intend to keep for multiplication then use for marriage. I also purchased a bull, my intention is to keep it and buy another one to make two which I will use for ploughing in order to increase on household food security.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I screamed for joy and my night looked longer than usual.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have a high self esteem now than before and can now change clothes unlike before I received my first transfer.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is when I failed my primary living exams so there was no way of continuing with education
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours when am playing football with friends and this relaxes my mind
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me buy animals that I will use for marriage