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1449800 UGX ($399 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a cow for rearing as an investment. I also rented land for agriculture.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would be in a bad condition because i was so poor that i had failed to send my kids to school however my life is different in a way that i have paid school fees on time and also facilitated the other needs for my family because of the transfers I received.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by showing us love and being so humble and going an extra mile to plead with some of us who were somehow hard headed.
1519800 UGX ($418 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying and installing solar in my house so i can have enough light at night, i also bought some clothes and food for the festive season so that my family looks good on Christmas day.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having solar at my home. This has helped me have enough light at night unlike the small kerosene lamp that i uses to have that wasnt providing good light.
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my first transfer to pay school fees for my
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to use my next transfer to buy a solar panel because we suffer a lot to charge our phones since we have to take them to the centre to charge which is inconveniencing because the centre is quite far.
I will also use part of the money to renovate my house since it's structure is very old.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfer on paying school fees for my children, because some of them had dropped out because of lack of fees.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is the birth of my five children who are so well behaved and a joy to my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is when my father and my grand mother were very sick and I lacked money for their treatment since I was their caretaker.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is the after noon because my body is affected by coldness so during the afternoon there is no coldness and also I meet many people and we converse.