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1686517 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 6 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 leave a life of comfort in form of beding, life style change, before I used to sleep down on pieces of torn matress. If I had never recieved this transfer, my life would be worse off.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion,givedirectly has done well by giving me help in form of money that has enabled me to own what I have now.
However, givedirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to aquire a cow as a means of expanding my livestock when it calves and investment.
I hired garden land for two years as this will help me in form of producing more food as have less land to cultivate.
I then sent feed for my child who was a senoir four candidate.
I am saving some as up keep .
1754517 UGX ($459 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now own oxen and I will be ploughing in time come next agriculture season.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer,I became too happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buyings 2 cows at 1,000,000ugx, 2 mattresses, a bed, a pair of bed sheets, clothes, kitchen utensils and food. I paid school fees of 200,000ugx.
access_time 10 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will build a residential house
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I receive visitors
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest challenge is that I can't afford daily basic needs