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1686517 UGX ($455 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
GD has improved my standards of living for example I can feed my family properly and I am soon starting to construct my house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD has helped deliver me from extreme poverty. everything is going on well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have used 200000 ugx to buy food and saved 1433000 ugx.
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my family now eats two meals a day unlike before we would eat only one meal a day.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very happy because GD had accepted to help me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay the brick maker worth 200,000ugx, food at 150,000ugx. I have saved the balance of the money for buying iron sheets,cement , one metallic door and two Windows for my house.
access_time 9 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I will build a new iron roofed house for my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
During day time while interacting with my children and grands
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Lack of basic living requirements like food, poor housing among others