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1652800 UGX ($456 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent on buying 10 iron sheets, cement for completing the construction of our house and bricks and two metallic doors for my house. I also bought a cow and Some kitchen ware for my household.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion givedirectly has done only good things for the people. For instance I was able to buy household items and I now live in a comfortable house courtesy of Givedirectly. So far there is nothing wrong with Givedirectly. We are very happy for Givedirectly.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had never received the transfer I would still be unhappy. But the cash transfer changed our lives, we are happy and healthy because we eat well , dress well and sleep well.
1719800 UGX ($475 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
The recipient was not asked any questions as part of this follow up.
access_time 8 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in my life is raising up my children since they are very many and we do not have enough, interms of land for agriculture and income generating activities to sustain a living.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of a day is when I receive a guest in my house.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to me as a way of helping me to pay school fees for my children ,the balance I will use for buying for them the cattle which will multiple in future .