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1686157 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 2 months 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 transfers in that, I have an improved standard of living since I have completed construction of my semi permanent house. I used to sleep in a house made of grass and wattle but now I have moved steadly to an iron roofed house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through direct support and through community sensitization that has seen an empowered community. I have not seen what they have failed to do well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent ny second cash transfer worth UGX 1,633,000 for buying two doors and two windows at UGX 800,000, I bought two goats at UGX 100,000, and picked children from school with UGX 150,000. The balance of UGX 583,000, we are using it on food.
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I can now afford to eat a variety of food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying two mattresses, two beds and two pairs of bed sheets worth 480,000ugx, bought good worth 100,000ugx for my family, I paid tuition worth 99,000ugx and bought two goats worth 180,000ugx. The balance of 841, I am still keeping it in the phone with intent to use it for paying tuition for my children.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of money to provide basic needs for my grand children. I have very many orphans under my care and providing for them is very costly.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening is my happiest part of the day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means buying a cow that will provide milk for my household.