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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 in that I have managed to plaster my house and it has become stronger. I'm now debt free having cleared school fees debt.
Previously I used not to sleep because of thinking of how I would get money to pay debts and my house was threatening to collapse because I used mud for constructing.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly does well to follow us up after getting the transfer which encourages us to spend our money well.They also do well to protect us from fraudsters. There haven't done any thing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying two solar panels at UGX 250,000, paying school fees of UGX 450,000. I saved UGX 600,000. I used UGX 137,000 for treatment and bought food at UGX 196,000.
1754517 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that my house is becoming beautiful and stonger having done the plaster, I paid off the school fees debt that was worrying me. This money also enabled me and my husband get medication that we would have not got with ease. Am grateful to Give Directly.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I felt so happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying household items ( 2 mattresses, 1 pair of bedsheets). I paid school fees of 400,000ugx, I also bought 20 bags cement,1 trip of sand for plastering my house. I paid constructors 80,000ugx and a medical bill of 200,000ugx.I have the balance of 200,000ugx which am still planing for.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
This money will help me in paying school fees. I have children studying in secondary that Iam finding difficulty in raising their fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moments is always evenings when Iam sharing on how to take care of my family with the spouse.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough money to pay school fees for my children studying in secondary schools.