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1685137 UGX ($442 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My domestic life and health has greatly changed and I am now happier with my family than before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has truely helped people through this unconditional money to improve on our standards of living both socially and domestically.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought iron sheets worthy 460,000/=, six bags of cement worthy 186,000/=, a mattress worthy 120,000/=, a blanket worthy 60,000/=, I bought both my children shoes and mine worthy 30,000/=, baby clothes of 5,000/= and transportation from Iganga town worthy 28,000/=, I bought a bed worthy 75,000/=, a bedroom curtain of 18,000/= and we have spent about 120,000/= on feeding at home and the remaining balance is for construction of the house.
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 1 year ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Now my family can afford a balanced diet. We are sleeping well and our health in the family as a whole has improved within these few days since I received this transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I received the transfer message at around midnight but I want to assure that I did not sleep again. I begun my celebrations till morning.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought food for my family, mattresses,bed sheets and blankets for each and every member in my family.
access_time over 1 year ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardest I have faced in life is the inability to access good mediacal care for me and my children, despite the fact that there is free mediacal care at government aided hospitals, most of the time I have visited those health units they have refered me to buy medicine using my own money which money in most cases I have not been having and this means going back home to treat my children using local herbs which has been risky to my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part in my day, is day time during lunch time because at that moment as a family we shall be together having meals.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a blessing to my family because with this money I will be able to solve some of my daily problems like paying school fees for my children, rehabilitating My house and establishing a small business to help me boost my daily household income