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1661910 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, my life is different because these transfers will enable me complete the construction on my house. My house has been on a standstill for over a period of ten years because the little money I could get went straight to children's school fees. I want to thank GiveDirectly for the support rendered unto me because very soon my house will be complete. Lastly, my life is at peace because I'm no longer stressed like I used to on how I shall complete that project.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
First and moremost my village's standards of living were very low. Therefore GiveDirectly did well to uplift people's standards of living because those who didn't have permanent houses built, people were able to take their children to school, buy land, household items, livestock among others. On the other hand there is nothing wrong done by GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have saved my transfer which I'm planning to use in completion of my commercial house which will be rented out therefore we shall be able to earn a monthly income.
1730250 UGX ($460 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The big difference in my life is that I have acquired construction materials which I will use for completing my house. I intend to rent it out and spend the money I get on payment of my children's school fees.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt so happy because it was going to help me complete my house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for purchasing materials (30 iron sheets, timber, cement and nails). I intend to use these materials for completing my house construction.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I shall spend it to buy a plot at half londan manga centre.This plot I shall build rooms that people can rent and my family will be receiving money out of it for earning a living.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon especially after coming back from garden work. I spend this time relaxing and chatting with neighbours interesting ideas, thus relieving off stress.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough money for buying a plot ,that I will build rentals to let out for money. This money which can be realised out of rentals will help in paying school fees for my children.