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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?
I am very happy that I sleep on a comfortable mattress and in a nice iron roofed house. Before GiveDirectly launched, I was sleeping in an old tiny grass thatched hut and I could not afford even medical treatment. The GiveDirectly cash transfers have elevated my standards of living.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to send the elderly poor cash transfers that have helped them at their old age. However, GuveDirectly needs to increase the amount of the cash transfers. The cash transfers are not enough to cater for our priorities. For example, I was not able to even plaster my two roomed house.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer to purchase a cow,mattress and beddings. The balance of the cash transfer is being kept by my grandson Juma Onyait to take care of me incase of sickness.
1754517 UGX ($467 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have built my house and my living standards have greatly improved.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I felt so happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for constructing the iron roofed house for my self. I still have the balance of 200,000ugx which I intend to use for buying beddings.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I walk to the nearest centre and people give me some alcohol to drink.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of a good sleeping house.