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1652800 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on constructing a five roomed house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Give directly helped me alot by giving me money which enabled me construct a big house. On the otherhand there is nothing that Give directly has failed to do well as far as I know.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
There is a very big difference because I am happy now and my life has improved so much. I had never held such an enormous amount of money in m life. I am grateful to Give directly because I now own a big house. I used to sleep in a small congested house which could not accommodate 're whole family.
1719800 UGX ($473 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought two cows and a mattress plus a bed. I also bought food and clothing for my children and some household items.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy and my family was the happiest in my village, even my children joined me in jubilating for the cash transfer message.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My family now is happier because we can afford to buy good food and even sleep in comfortable beds, this is the kind of comfort we could not afford before. I thank Givedirectly for this transfer.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is the death my father who was responsible for educating me so I ended up dropping from school
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moment is during afternoon when my sickly child called okiso Abraham comes back from school and is feeling well ,I start smiling with him
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money i wiil use it for building a better iron roofed house and feeding my family