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1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that, I'm happy because I will soon own a motorbike that will generate for me income daily. This will enable me feed well and buy some livestock, the money I get will also help my wife in the farming activities(ploughing and weeding). Currently I am riding a motorbike which is not mine and every week the owner expect UGX 50,000 from it leaving me with very little income.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well to support me financially. I'm now in the process of purchasing my own motorbike that I will use for transportation business. GiveDirectly has only done good to me.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I saved UGX 1,600,000 for buying a motorbike and UGX 32,000 I gave my wife.
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, there has been a drastic improvement in terms of my net worth hence I'm living each day a happy man.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money in phone, by then I was away from home. But because of the over excitement, I decided to go and settle home in order to celebrate.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on livestock amounting to Ugx1400000. I also bought clothes worth Ugx105000, a mattress and bed at Ugx195000.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of putting up a house with a good structure for my family members.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is evening since am a boda- boda ridder when I arrive home safely without being attacked by robbers.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is poor a commodation system .