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1449800 UGX ($404 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on cementing, plastering the floor of my house and fixing the doors and Windows. My house had been infested by insects that's why I renovated it.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
With the famine that we are faced with, I couldn't afford to buy food for daily consumption without a job so i would've died of hunger however my life is different in a way that i stocked food with the transfers i received and I am still surviving thanks to that.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD is very transparent in its operations and they weren't selective when deciding who to give the money and who to leave out e.g they gave opportunity to all people(regardless of age and gender) and by doing so, they did well.
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Yes on a house and 3 goats! I used my second transfer to plaster my house because it's walls were peeling off and getting weakened. I also bought 3 goats for future income for my family.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Having my house plastered to look new and beautiful is the biggest difference in my daily life. I used my second transfer to plaster my house and I am happy about it.
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying households that I was lacking in my life since my house had got burnt with everything in and we just survived by GOD's mercy
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when i received my money,I felt excited.I didn't have any thing because everything was burnt including my house .so it was like GOD has replied my prayer request.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I will buy a cow and a goat to keep for income generation. The remaining balance will help me renovate my house which had gotten burnt.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
I used to do a small business. Out of it I was able to buy a plot of land with my deceased husband where I constructed my house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is getting burnt with fire in my house. I got burnt in the house in 2010 which affected my working life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is afternoon hours. This is because it's the moment I get conforted by presence of friends.