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1686517 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than if I had not recieved cash transfers in that, I am now happy because of the support I have received from Give Directly. Much as I am a widow, I have acquired high self esteem. Before, I received cash transfer, I had low self esteem, felt neglected and I used to sleep in a leaking grass thatched house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well by offering a widow like me unconditional support that I have used for building a permanent house and beddings which has improved on my living standard. It's difficult to find what they have not done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer for buying building materials like sand, bricks, iron sheets, timber, nails, whoop iron and a door at UGX 1,162,000, I paid tuition for my children worth UGX 95,000, I bought beddings at UGX 140,000, feeding costed 18400, saved UGX 87,600 for any emergency.
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest change is happiness, i have built a house and i feel so relieved in my daily life. Initially i used to sleep on paper bags but now i sleep on a mattress.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy and prayed to God for sending GD to deliver me from this poor state. I couldn't go back to sleep till morning.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought building materials like bricks, timber, iron sheets, nails and paid construction labor @ 1300000 Ugx, a mattress @95000 clothes and books 105000 and a balance of 200000 ugx.
access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that, i will be able to afford better medical care for an illness that has persisted in my life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Morning time is my happiest part of the day.This usually happens after having breakfast.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to cater for my frequent medical bills.