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1662250 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has taken different sharp ever since I got these transfers in that, my children who had stayed home for two weeks were able to resume their studies. In additon, I have also acquired an acre of land for farming. I'm now sure of farming in large quantities in the next season. In the past, I cultivated in small quantities because I could only rent a small piece of land.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In opinion GiveDirectly has done well by giving me money for paying my children's school fees and acquiring an acre of land. GiveDirectly, has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to complete paying for an acre of land and paid school fees for my 3 children.
1730250 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The big difference in my life is that I have purchased materials that will enable me construct an iron roofed house for sleeping and doing business. Apparently I sleep in a grass thatched house which leaks but when I complete the construction, I will shift to a decent house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy when I received the mobile money message, It was my first time to receive much money. I could not wait to withdraw it and hold in my hands.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought bricks, sand, murram, cement and nails that I intend to use for constructing an iron roofed house. I still have the balance of UGX 700,000 that I am going to spend on paying for labor and purchasing other materials that may be needed to accomplish the construction work.
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will contruct a house for my children. I am making bricks right now so the money will help me in roofing and buying cement.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up with everyone in my family in perfect health.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in life is one of childen had a hearing problem. We spend a lot of money trying to aid her hearing because she is at school.