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1652800 UGX ($455 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I am planning to spend my second transfer 1,000,000 ugx on paying up school fees for my children and the balance 600,000 ugx is waiting for the rain season to hire land for cultivation such that I can feed and sustain my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done well by changing people's life stlyes like people moving from grass thatched houses to iron roofed houses, taken back children to school for those who had dropped due to lack of money and the people's livelihood has improved.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had not recieved the transfer, I would not be in position to move from the grass thatched house to the iron roofed house, a big achievement in my life.
1719800 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer worth 1,700,000Ugx, I used it to build a permanent house which I will soon start sleeping in.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I knelt down to thank God for his providence after receiving my first transfers.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I have been relieved off stress of looking for grass every year for thatching houses. My status has also started to change because am soon sleeping in apaermenent house.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which i face is shortage of land for cultivation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when I get my salary .this makes me to rejoice.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is going to benefit my family through povety alleviation.