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1660965 UGX ($452 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 different in that, I'm very happy that I was able to get my wife tailoring machine for her business. This business has enabled us to provide for the family and she is also providing services to the community. Before it was very hard we did not have source of income though my wife had the skills, I could not buy her the machine because I had no money. In addition I can also move easily and on time because I have repaired my bicycle. I no longer ask for people's bicycles to facilitate my movements.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly has done well by bringing development in my village. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on purchasing Tailoring machine for sawing clothes at UGX 300,000, repairing bicycle at UGX 140,000, stocked materials for business UGX 100,000, clothing/household good at UGX 160,000 and food at UGX 32000. The rest of the money UGX 900,000 was stolen. I did not spend it.
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'm now very happy because I have got things which I did not have before like solar,clothes and the bull which will help in farming thus enabling me to develop my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to purchase Livestock (bull) at 650,000ugx,clothes at 200,000ugx,solar system at 80,000ugx,mattress 110,000ugx,shoes at 30,000ugx,phone for my wife at 50,000ugx,memory card at 20,000ugx. The balance of 490,000ugx plan to buy clothes for my wife and the child.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i receive this money, i will buy my wife a sewing machine because she studied tailoring but we had no resources to acquire one.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is usually on friday because its always a day i get chance to go sell some crops and get some money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have ever faced is the lack of money to build for my family a good house. Our house is so small and we are forced to squeeze ourselves in it.