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1449800 UGX ($398 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on completing my house which i started using the first transfers. I also paid my school fees since am in senior four as well as school fees for my four siblings.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in that at this early age, also own a house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well to consider youths and students while giving transfers. Many programmes discriminate us the youth but GD's approach was perfect.
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to renovate my house since it was in a dilapidated state. I also bought two goats to rear and it generate more income in future. And then bought 100kg of posho since we had famine in the home.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that i now have a nice looking house which i didn't expect to have at this time
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Oh yes, a goat, mattress, bedsheets and a bed! I spent my first transfer on a goat because expect to get a cow from the produces of my goat then, I will be able to buy land.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
It was night at home and I heard my phone ringing, opening it, it was money from GiveDirectly and i was happy.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on starting up a business of wholesale of food.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of are my clothes because its through my sweat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was during school being chased all the time because of school fees. This resulted to dropping out from senior three.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am through with my daily work and linking up with my friends in the trading center.