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1686517 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 2 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 bought livestock. This cows will generate for me income through the sell of milk and its products. In the past, I didn't have a source of income which made it difficult for me to afford basic needs like food.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by giving me the money that has provided me with my family necesities especially food. On the other hand, nothing bad has been done by the organisation.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My daughter used the second transfer to buy for me a cow of Ugx 500000, household items such as a bed, mattress bedsheets and utensils. I also bought food with it.
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my standard of living has improved since I can now afford three meals in a day.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt too good and happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spenty first transfer for buying a cow and household items. The remainig portion of the transfer is saved for my livelihood in the near future.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of beddings
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be in position to buy my bedding and food to eat