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1449800 UGX ($404 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on food, house windows and a door. I used my third transfer to buy food for my damily because didn't have food at home. I also bought 3 windows and 1 door for my house.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I am happy I sleep well on a real mattress, I have food in the house, acquired more land for my family and I have renovated my house, it looks new. Therefore, I wouldn't acquire all this if I never received the transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
For the first time in my life I owned a mobile phone and that big amount of money I received from GiveDirectly was nice. However, my some of my neighbours never went through for the program so they need to be helped.
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second to buy a plot of land as ' didn't have enough land to cultivate crops for my family
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is that I am stress free as i now have more land to cultivate more food and I will no longer have famine in my family
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying iron sheets in preparation of building my house.I also bought clothes,beddings for myself and my kids because we didn't have what to put on.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on buying bricks,sand,cement and start building a nother house so that i over come this leaking house.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on adding more capital to my hotel business and build a well constructed hotel and kitchen.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is my house because before we were living in a grass thatched house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is loosing my daughter who left me with three grandchildren. This affected my health in a way that if i take long to eat i loose it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when i have something to eat.