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1652800 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 10 days ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on purchase of a bicycle at 80,000ugx, paid dowery for my son's marriage at 600,000ugx, bought building materials at 500,000ugx. I used the balance for paying labourers, buying kichen utensils and food.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my own opinion Give Directly did well to give me money that has changed my standard of living.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that i have managed to construct the iron roofed house but if i had not received this money i would still be in a grass thatched and living life without hope.
1719800 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying building materials like iron sheets, household items like matress, bed, plates and a big source pans to use for hosting large crowds of people. I also paid school fees and bought uniform and school shoes for my children, i also bought a bag of mauzecand beans to feed my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I felt very happy and exited that I ran out that very night informing my family and other people about me reciving money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I now have a lot of peace within myself and less thoughts. This is because most of the things that I used to admire like an iron roofed house , I can now afford.
access_time 6 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship iface in life is heart problem which keeps on paining me alot ever since alost my mother and mojarity of my relatives so this is making me spend alot of money on treatment ,so i hardly save money to take care of other basic needs for my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening is my happiest part of the day after eating super with my children and thereafter i listen to them cracking jokes,this pleases me.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me build ironroofed house which will make me sleep comfortably ,Also i will pay fees for my children in anear by primary school Mpogo using this transfers