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1661910 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
There are changes that I have achieved after getting the transfers. One is being able to construct an iron roofed house, the other is that I have acquired household items that were not in place before for example a solar, a better mattress, chairs, good utensils. Before, We were sleeping in a grass thatched house with a roof that leaked on rainy days. I did not have good household items .
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly is a truthful organisation, they did well to enroll me at household level and deliver the finacial support as promised. Every thing is good about the way they operate, they did not do any thing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer for buying materials (timber, nails, bricks, cement) for completing the house that I started constructing with the first transfer. I paid the constructors and bought food.
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The mere fact that I am in the process of building my iron roofed permanent house has really positively impacted on my daily life. This is because after completing the construction, I will get rid of the house that I am currently staying in that leaks and and not spacious enough.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy knowing that I had got financial assistance that I will use to build a permanent house and get rid of the grass thatched one.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first Ugx 1000000 to buy some building materials such as timber, iron sheets, bricks, sand that I plan to use to start building next week.
I then spent some of my transfer on household items such bedding, food, utensils and leisure at Ugx 240000.
I am saving the balance of my money to start building my permanent house.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will build a house and buy some household items.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because my spouse is always near so that we can share ideas.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is inadequance of agricultural land. This has reduced on both our income and food consumption.