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1652800 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my send transfer for buying a bull. Am currently laying bricks and i have put a side some money which i intend to use for constructing my house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my own opinion Give Directly did well to send to me that big amount of money. Even if i worked for many years i would have not managed to get such money and i did not have hope of holding much money ever in life.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if i never got money. I have been able to marry my wife, i also bought my bull which will help me plough when the season comes and above all i have money in my pocket.
1719800 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 1,200,000 UGX of the first cash transfer to complete the marriage rites of my wife and I also bought some household property to start my own family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
At that moment I felt very happy and very grateful that Givedirectly had chosen to help me. I am still jubilating and filled with happiness for having received the cash transfer.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am now happy because I was able to marry my wife who now cooks and helps me at home. Before I received the cash transfer I was not considered a responsible man but as I speak now, everybody in the village accords me the respect I deserve.
access_time 11 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced is lack of money to expand my agricultural products bussiness.I ride my bicycle every day to and fro for over 40 miles.This is tiresome
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening is my favourite part of the day.This is the time when I return back home after selling my sweet potatoes in a nearby town.Staying with my wife and children and seeing them enjoy what i have bought for them to eat makes me happy.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building a new house.Part of this money will also help me expand on my current products agricultural business by establishing a produce store within my village trading centre.