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1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I am happy to have built an iron sheet roofed house. Before, I used to sleep under a leaking grass thatched house but this money has relieved me from moving long distance in search of roofing grass.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,GiveDirectly has done well giving me money that has enabled me build an iron sheet roofed house and acquire household items like mattresses, a bed, bed-sheets that I wouldn't have in a life time. There's nothing it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was all spent to buy building materials such as iron sheets, cement, bricks, sand to construct a house, bought a window and a door as well.
1754517 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am happy and stress free because being an aged person getting food was a big challenge to me but since I got money, am able to buy food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I felt so happy, It was an opportunity for me to hold such a big amount of money which I wouldn't have held at any time in life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first tranfer for buying household items which are bed, bedsheets, mattress, metalic box. I also bought 10 iron sheets and food. I still have the balance of UGX 500,000 which I intend to use for laying bricks.
access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to build my permanent house then the balance i will use for buying the beddings.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning ,when I get up in the morning and get my goats and cows present not stolen makes me very happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is poor Acommodation.