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1730250 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggedt difference in daily life the happiness I feel seeing that I am now healthy and I can walk (although using a walking aid). This is because I was able to get treatmet that was overdue. Prior to getting this transfer, I had no way to go to a proper hospital to get treatment because most places I went to were very expensive. Therefore, I had to keep home while disabled.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy for getting transfer. This is because at last I had got money to getme proper treatment in Ongino hospital/ Kumi main hospital.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a cow at Ugx 1000000.
I then used part of my money for treatment as have a fractured bone on my right hip and also had to treat other illness like presaure.
I used the balance to buy utensils, basin, and blanket.
access_time 10 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will spend it for my treatment. Iam currently being diagonise of pressure and also my ball and socket borne got broken after an accident. I did not get an operation due to lack of money, so Iam forced to bear all that pain. I feel Givedirectly money is a bless since I may easily walk after treatment.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day evening hours. I ment to stay lonely the whole day since every one goes out for work. The only time I feel accommodated by neighbours is evening, they come and chat with me and this consoles my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is lack of money for treatment. I have been forced to bear all that pain for avery long period of time, no proper walking. This has physcological tortured me and I feel abandoned.