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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 in that I am able to do my activities well as I aquired a belt that has greatly helped me to carry on with life. Would be waiting on someone's help up to now if I had never recieved my transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well by providing me with money that has enabled me to aquire what ever I have at the moment.
However, givedirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy some household goods such as TV set, solar, DVD, matress and utensils.
I had to go and get treatment in lachor hospital in Gulu. Where I had to buy belt to straighten my back.
I also had to pay treatment for both my wife and mother as she had come complaining of the same back problems.
I then invested the balance in produce like sim sim and beans.
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I am a happy person because I have been able to support my mother acquire adequate treatment.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer, I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I received my first transfer, I used 900,000ugx for treating my mother. I have bought two trips of bricks worth 440,000ugx which I want to use for building. I used 200,000ugx on purchasing household items and the balance of 160,000ugx, I will use for going to review my medical condition.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i get money i will buy a plot and build a simple house for me and my family
What is the happiest part of your day?
When am relaxed and i dont have work like on sundays.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
It is sickness. I developed a problem with my spine which limits me in doing my normal work.