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1661910 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has improved now, I bought a motor bike which does boda boda business. This bike brings in income for meeting the family need for example food, soap. In addition to this I hired farm land for a period of two years and cultivated some crops.
Prior to receiving the transfer I rod people's bikes and at the end of the day money would be divided with the ower of the bike. On the other hand, I did not have enough farm land.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to send cash transfers directly to the intended beneficiaries which has reduced the fraud risks. Every thing is good so far, there is nothing wrong with how they work.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for paying a debt of UGX 1,100,000, land hire at UGX 400,000. I bought a mattress and school uniforms with the balance of the transfer.
1728300 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My heart is filled with joy daily from the time I received the transfer because I'm able to provide for my family. This has been made possible through the transport business I operate with the motor bike I bought which generates daily income. Previously, I didn't have any stable source of income and therefore It wasn't easy providing for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
My heart was overwhelmed with joy when I received the money. I had no means of raising income to meet my family needs like tuition, housing among others.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to buy a motor bike worth Ugx 1400000, a mattress worth Ugx 50000 and paid back a loan of Ugx 250000.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I shall use it for purchasing oxen and a peice of land. This will facilitate easy cultivation and early planting.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moments is always afternoon while chatting with my spouse development ideas.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of enough money for paying school fees. I have a son studying in Bukedea primary school bording section and this requires a lot of money .