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1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time 12 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 very happy woman to have built an iron sheet roofed house to give me a rest from looking for roofing grass every year. Maintaining a grass thatch houses has become so costly since it's now scarce in the village.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well giving me money directly that has enabled me build an iron sheet roofed house and improve feeding in my home. This would not have been possible without them; and there's nothing it hasn't done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to build an iron sheet roofed house and buy food for the family.
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, am now having 3 meals in day unlike before when I used to have a meal in day. Am also expecting to sleep in an iron roofed house after construction.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I became very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer purchasing 20 pieces of iron sheets at 580,000 ugx, making brikes at 200,000 ugx, food at 120,000 ugx. I have not yet spent 800,000 ugx but am planning to spend it for buying cement and paying for labor for building.
access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to build a house for my family since am a single mother.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is evening hours .when I take a walk to stay with some people, who share with me their successful life stories.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is poverty, which has made me unable to get money for eduacating my children.