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1685137 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I was renting before but now going to my own house after receiving transfers from GD.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
All GD does is good, I don't see anything negative.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I paid balance on my plot of land at 400,000=, I bought bricks at 390,000=, 5 bags of cement at 150,000=, sad at 50,000= a trip, 1 Trip of Gravel at 50,000= and labor at 200,000=
Feeding workers at site at a cost of 100,000=, Water for construction at 120,000=, I paid school fees at 50,000= bought some clothes for me and the children at 120,000=.
1754517 UGX ($473 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
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access_time 7 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I have faced in my life is not having my own house. I have been renting for a very long time which is really expensive and yet I also have to take care of my children since my husband is out of the picture because we are seperated.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in usually in the evenings when I get some money from my business and when my children are back from school.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means improving my life because I will be able to buy a plot of land and construct a good house since I am currently renting.