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1661910 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I have repossessed my farm land and I have cultivated g-nuts and cassava. I'm noe very happy that I have got back my farm land. Before these cash transfers, I rented farm land to cultivate.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by supporting me with the cash transfer for paying of my debts which were burdening me. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Cleared a debt and repossessd my farm land which I had used as security. I also bought clothing / household goods (mattress).
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life now is that, I have got back my farm land after paying a debt. Having got this land, I have where to cultivate and get food for my household. Previously, I hired land when I could and some times depended on good people who could sympathize and give me their land to farm.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt happiness in my heart because my help had finally come.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying a cow, kitchen utensils, two mattresses, clothes and food. I paid a debt of UGX 500,000.
access_time 7 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to build a permanent iron-roofed house for my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon. It a time I spend chatting with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of money for providing basic needs to my family like better shelter, clothing and good.