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1686157 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 11 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has improved in that, I bought a plot of land where I will build my new home. I plan to use the house I currently live in for keeping my calves.This will reduce losses and costs like medical due to harsh weather conditions and therefore increasing the productivity levels. During rainy seasons, they always get exposed to harsh weather which makes them sick and at times lead to death.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to give me the transfer that I used to buy a plot of land. However, so far the organisation is flawless in all its operations.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy land worth Ugx 1200000, paid my children's school fees and school requirements Ugx 200000. I also spent the remaining balance on feeding my family.
1754517 UGX ($465 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my life is stress free since I have been able to afford most of the basic needs.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer, I felt so happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
When I receievd my first transfer, I have bought a cow because, at my are, I need to drink milk in order to facilitate good health. I also paid tuition for my son who is in senior three. Due to the demands we had at home, the balance of the money, I used for buying utensils, beddings and purchased three bags of maize and other food items for the household.
access_time 12 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am faced with is famine.
There is no food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will be able to buy livestock and household items.