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1652800 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for paying my sister's tuition fees 700,000Ugx, buying a cow at 400,000Ugx, 300,000Ugx I spent for treating my grand mother and the balance I used for buying household Items and general up keep.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly has done well to improve people's lives and Give Directly has not done anything bad.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different with this money in that I was relieved from the stress of my sister's tuition fees and my grandmother's treatment being the elder child in the family, I wouldn't have handled my sister's tuition fees and my grandmother's treatment easily without this transfer.
1719800 UGX ($477 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for paying school fees for my two children and my sister who is a finalist at the university. i also bought clothes and food for my family members and paid debts.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so good and am grateful for the finacial supporf from Give Directly.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference this money has brought to my life is seeing my children going to school and my sister completing university.
access_time 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is when my name disappeared from the payroll and yet i gad got a loan from the bank for paying my sister's school fees.
I had pressure from the bank yet I had no money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The hapiest paart of my day is in the morning when I wake up healthy and able to do my activities of the day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means solving some problems like school fees, setting up some income generating activity particularly agribusiness.