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1660965 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has improved because I'm sleeping in a beautiful permanent house. Before, I could not continue with the project of building because I had other pressing needs like paying school fees for my 6 children who are in private schools. In addition, I have gained confidence and respect in my community. Before, some people could mock me and I lost confidence.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by helping meet the school fees of my children and completing to build my permanent house. GiveDirectly has empowered people in their families. GiveDirectly has not do anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on purchasing Livestock (bull) worth UGX 1,000,000 and paid school fees for me 6 children worth 500,000. There is a balance of 132,000 which I'm planning to spend on food.
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am happy because am going to sleep in a descent plastered house, am also hopping to build a separate house for my children.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy and thanked God for bringing Give Directly to my village.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for purchasing 10 bags of cement at 290,000 ugx, paid labor for plastering my house at 300,000 ugx, a trip of plaster sand at 120,000 ugx, school fees for my children at 245,000 ugx, clothes at 65,000 ugx, and treating my children at 80,000 ugx. I have not yet spent 845,000 ugx but am planning to spend it for buying building materials for constructing a separate house for my children.
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will renovate my house then the balance will build another house for my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in evening while sharing stories with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of a wife to help raise my children.