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1686517 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than if I had not received cash transfer in that, I now own a permanent house on my plot of land and I have made history moving from a grass thatched house to an iron roofed house hence better living conditions.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has done well through giving unconditional cash transfers that has boosted economic household development. I do not see what they have not done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 1,633,000 for buying building materials like sand, bricks, iron sheets, timber, cement and nails worth UGX 1.050,000. I paid for labour of UGX 210,000, I hired two acres of land for crop cultivation at UGX 280,000 and the balance of UGX 93,000 was spent on feeding.
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life will be owning land once I complete the payment with my second transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I felt so happy and gave God all the glory.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have deposited 1,500,000ugx of my first transfer for a plot of land and I purchased the mattress, bedsheets, clothes, a bag and food with the balance.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will buy a plot of land to settle with my child
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning hours when I have woken up from the bed
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is lack of money to take good care of my child who was rejected by the father