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1686517 UGX ($453 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 in that I can now travel at any time and on time. Before I had to look around for transport and even get delayed to reach my place of work.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well by making my dream of owning a motocycle come true.
However, to me givedirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer to add on the first transfer to buy a motocycle. This is because all my life, I needed to have one such that it can help me in transportation issue.
I also spent part of my to buy some clothing.
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in daily life is that now I'm going to buy a motorcycle for business transportation which will earn money for my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy because I had never thought of receiving huge amounts of money in my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy household necessities for my wife worth 100,000ugx, and I'm saving the 1,600,000ugx to a motorcycle in the near future .
access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be in position pay dowary to my in laws so that my wife comes back
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of day is in the afternoons when am sitted with my friends while cracking jokes
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is my eye problem which does not allow me to continue with the welding work.