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1686157 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than if I never received cash transfers in that, I now have peace of mind and I am a stress free person because my household has met most of the basic needs.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well by giving poor people unconditional cash transfers that have changed people's livelihood. According to me, Give Directly needs to increase in the amount of cash transfers given out since the value of the local currency low.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I used it for buying 16 iron sheets worth 464,000ugx, I bought beddings like two beds at 160,000ugx, a mattress at 95,000ugx in order to improve on our living conditions. I gave my mother 100,000ugx to use as transport while going to see my sick grand mother. I have also lent my neighbour 300,000ugx in exchange for an acre of farm land that I am cultivating until he pays it back. The balance of 514,000ugx, I want to use for making bricks that I will use for building my permanent house in order to improve on our living conditions.
1719800 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for clearing a debt at 500,000Ugx that was got for paying my tuition and I was in position to get back my garden that was taken by the money lender, I also bought a bull at 620,000Ugx and hired a garden at 50,000Ugx for one season, the remaining transfer am planning to spend to buy another bull to supplement the one I have for ploughing my gardens.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I became very happy.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that am very happy that I have been in position to own a bull, I have also got back my garden that was taken by a money lender, I have hired one more garden to supplement the one l got back and am planning to plant beans, in so doing increasing food production that was initially very low.
access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which i face is inadequate land for cultivation .
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest day is when I recieved the phone for Gd
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means the organization has come in to help to come out from poverty and not to use the money against the rule of Uganda.