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1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different now in that, I have a peace of mind because I have acquired farm land which will enable me farm on time and therefore improve my harvest.Prior to receiving this cash from GiveDirectly, I used to over think a lot where to farm since I did not have enough land. This stress caused me ulcers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well because I have used the transfers sent to me buy land for farming. Before I got this cash I used to hire farm land and it was very expensive to meet the price. I Thanks GiveDirectly for liberating me from poverty. In my community most recipients have built houses. GiveDirectly is an honest organization in that, They don't cheat their recipients unlike other organizations which could have deducted the money from beneficiaries. In my opinion GiveDirectly should give everyone in the village transfers as long as they meet eligibility criteria to promote peace and harmony amongst community members.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought land since we have been living in a small portion of land and have nowhere to farm. I and my spouse decided to acquire farm land and we paid ugx 1600000. The remaining 33000 I bought food for the household.
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I'm now happy because I'm going to buy my own piece of land.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on purchasing household goods (mattress,bed sheet) at 120,000ugx, clothes at 66500ugx,utensils at 60,000ugx,Foods (rice) at 6600ugx ,transport 4000ugx,weeding garden 25000ugx,gift 14,000ugx ,solar at 100,000ugx and restocked my business at 200,000ugx,spent some money on items does not remember what she bought and balance of 1,000,000ugx I plan to buy piece of land.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
My plan is to buy land with the money. I do not have land to cultivate, so this transfers will enable me buy land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moments is always evenings when Iam going to the spring well.I chatt interesting stories with my fellow village women.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty. This is making me unable to provide basic needs to my family and even buy land for cultivation.