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1685137 UGX ($441 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I now have a house that I built using the first transfer (token), I now have a plot of land, my capital increased from where it was. I also have household items that I never had before enrolment to GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Whatever GD does is good. I have personally not seen or experienced anything bad about GD or the staff.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a plot I land at 1,520,000Ugsh, I bought clothes for my children at 30,000Ugsh and invested in my business more 20,000Ugsh. The balance of 50,000Ugsh I bought food at home.
1754517 UGX ($476 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The difference is that my family has changed as a result of building a permanent house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt a lot of joy because I did not expected such opportunity.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my money on bricks, iron sheets, nails, timbers and house items.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is staying in a small house with my family members on a small plot of land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is waking up when am still strong and alive. This makes me happy because am able to go and work for my children in my garden.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means improving my living conditions, through buying land for commercial farming and building a permanent house from the mud one I currently live in.