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1660965 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never recieved the transfer in that I have a peace of mind as I am assured of proper feeding and treatment when I get sick.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion givedirectly has done well by enabling me to own what I never ever dreamt of having like a cow and taking children to school.
However,givedirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second tranfer to buy a cow at ugx 660000. This will be as my saving and investment in the future. It will also help in educating my children in future when it calves.
I also bought some household items like clothing, utensils.
I gave my husband some money as we had earlier on agreed.
I have saved some money for emergency since I am a sickly person.
1754517 UGX ($464 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I can now feed on a balanced diet with the help of Give Directly cash transfer.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my cash transfer, I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer worth 1,700,000ugx for buying two mattresses worth 140,000ugx, utensils costed 45,000utd. I treated my grand child with 60,000ugx. I used 6,000ugx for food and the the balance of 1,339,000ugx, I intend to use for buying a bull and other household items.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will buy cattle for ploughing and some basic household needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when my husband gets out of the house, because he's a provocative man.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is my chronic ulcers which has affected My productivity.