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1661910 UGX ($441 USD)
access_time 17 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 was in position to renovate my house which is currently looking good and descent to stay in. Previously, I sleept in a dusty house which had uncemented floor and unplastered wall.
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 I spent for renovating my house. GiveDirectly has not done anything bad on my side.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase a trip of aggregate, sand, cement, a window, bricks and paying construction workers. In addition, I paid school fees, medical bills, farming and bought food.
1728300 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life is better because I have been in position to fix metallic windows plus a door and plaster the wall of my house. These windows have facilitated good aeration within my house. I have also got a water drum for storing water and a new mattress. Before, I had blocked the windows with bricks and mad that prevented good aeration within the house and I was having wooden door. I didn't have where to store water whenever it rained.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I was over whelmed my joy because my plan of buying Metallic windows and a door for my house was going to be accomplished.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for purchasing 3 windows, a door, 15 bags of cement, a trip of sand, timber,nails and paid for construction labour. I further bought a water drum, food and a mattress.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to take care of the scholastic needs of my children and complete the construction of my house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when my children return from school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of resources to take care of the scholastic needs and feeding of my children.