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1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is better now because I'm sleeping in a descent cemented house. I also own a cow out of this money. My children will soon take milk and some will be sold for income to pay medical bills for the family members. Previously I didn't have money to plaster our house since the little money we would get will go on buying food for the family. I also did have a cow of my own.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to give me cash that has enabled me plaster my house that had taken long without plaster. GiveDirectly has only done well to me and people in my community.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for purchasing a cow at UGX 500,000. I also bought 12 bags of cement, 1 trip of sand, a door, paint, paid labour for plastering and the remaining money I bought utensils.
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my standard of living has improved as opposed to the past when I lacked money to meet my daily needs.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I felt happy. For so long we had suffered under the wrath of poverty so seeing this transfer in the phone was a big relief.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on an ox worth Ugx1150000. I also bought sand at Ugx90000 and the balance on household goods.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will buy some cattle and the balance i will renovate my family house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon upon getting something to eat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is lack of enough support for sustaining my family.