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1652800 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Am supposed to spend part of my second tranfer for buying a cow at 600,000Ugx, I have already bought a door and window at 80,000Ugx, for my Iron roofed house, 2 bags of cement at 62,000Ugx, bed sheets at 25,000Ugx, kitchen utensil at 22,000Ugx, I gave my 11 children 20,000Ugx each totalling to 220,000Ugx and the remaining balance I have kept for buying food for my self.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly has done well to give me cash and Give Directly has not done anything bad.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I have an iron roofed house, a goat, bed sheets, a matress, kitchen utensil and am to buy my cow, I couldn't have got all these items without Give Directly's cash transfer.
1719800 UGX ($473 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i faced in life is the death of my spouse. This makes me always have alot of thoughts whenever I recall of how important he was to my life. I some times feel isolated and lonely because i miss his company and contribution to my household needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon hours. My grand children come back from school and chat with me and this relieves my mind.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Onces i receive this transfers , shall first spend on building iron roofed house. This is because currently my grass thatched roof house leaks ,so i do not get comfort whenever it rains.