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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 transfers in that, I now own an acre of land that has made me proude and develop self esteem. Before I received cash transfers, I used to hire land for cultivation which was very expensive for me hence lack of adequate food g the family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In opinion, GiveDirectly has done well in all aspects ranging from community sensitization, census, registration, follow up and adverse events resolution. I do not see what they have failed to do well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 1,633,000 for completing payment of an acre of land for crop cultivation.
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My heart is so happy nowadays unlike before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt so happy at that moment in time when i saw a mobile money message fromGD
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have saved 1700000 ugx for future use when i have received lump 1 and then spend it.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means buying land.I intend to use this money to buy land for my son's to establish thier homes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening.This is an interesting moment to me since, i use it for sharing stories with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is inadequancy of money to buy land for settlement.