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1652800 UGX ($456 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying more items to add in my shop and paying it's rent, buying more building materials and paying Labour for those building, paying off old debts and hiring a garden for cultivation.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done well by helping my family and I to acquire property like cultivating land, a shop and good house that I never ever thought we would have. I am very happy for this and pray that it continues to help people.
On the otherside, it has not done well because it is not adding us money and this leaves our work half way done.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had never received the transfer, my life would be very miserable because I would not be able to own the property I have now like the shop, good house and household items, and children being in school. It has improve my life greatly
1719800 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying household items to improve it, food to feed my family, construction materials for building my house. I also bought stock and a weighing scale for my shop and I managed to pay off the debts that I had.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I felt very happy that my hushand and I moved out informing people about it.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, the new stock in my shop is keeping me busy and had given a job than before when I just used to stay home. I am happy that I am now employed.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that i am faced with is lack of money and as such, i am not able to buy land for me to farm in. Because of this, i have food shortage at home. Also, i have 'boy' children who will in the near future need land to settle in with their families and i am just wondering how to get land for them.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when my family is healthy, my children are happy and playing, when i have smooth conversations with my husband.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will be able to educate my children, buy a cow so that my family and I can take milk, buy household utensils and hire land for farming .