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1686517 UGX ($446 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
i didn't hope to get my own house , i have been renting for so long and buying this land is a great achievement. I thank GD
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Everything is very good
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying a plot of land at 2,500,000, i deposited my first transfer on this piece of land and when i got the second transfer i cleared the balance which was 1,500,000 and i will use the balance to but some bricks
1754517 UGX ($464 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I can now see my dream of owning my own land coming to life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was extremely filled with joy and was very thankful
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Recipient hasn't spent the money she is planning to buy a plot of land.
Still looking for the land.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in my life is lack of land for farming so I cannot cultivate enough crops to sustain me and my my family since I keep on renting small portions of land from other land owners in the village.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the late afternoon when I come back from the garden and rest, with my children around.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means helping me and my family improve our livelihoods because we plan on buying land and building a house when we are to get the cash transfers.