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1660965 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is much better now in that, My life is happy and I live stress free life because I managed to acquire what I lacked in the previous life before GiveDirectly intervened. I now have livestock, household items like mattresses, Utensils, clothes and above all I stocked food in the house. I managed to enrol my daughter into secondary education using the transfers.previously, I used to hire labour because I did not have oxen for ploughing. Feeding was very hard before I received these transfers but after I got my cash I decided to stock food.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly liberated me from poverty through cash transfers. This cash has helped me in a number of ways for example, I bought livestock, ox-plough, household items, paid school fees, solar system and feed my household. In my view, GiveDirectly did not do anything wrong because everyone who is suppose to benefit got transfers.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on acquiring livestock at ugx 900000, household items at ugx 100000, pay school fees ugx 68000, medical ugx 100000 and feeding ugx 464000.
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, am happy because I have owned a bull, better kitchen utensils, good bedings and descent clothes for my self and family members.
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 spent my first transfer for purchasing a bull at 660,000 ugx, 3 mattresses at 256,000 ugx, clothes for my self and family members at 127,000 ugx, kitchen utensils at 77,000 ugx. I also paid school fees for my child at 78,300 ugx, cleared a debt at 20,000 ugx, gave my sick mother 100,000 ugx, 10,000 ugx for transporting my self and the remaining money am planning to spent on buying food for the family.
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will buy cattle for ploughing and some household basic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I wake up healthy under God Grace.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is sustaining the family and catering for school fees of my children.