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1661910 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
There is a difference in my life because I have got capital that is going to enable me start a business which was in my plan but I was limited by finances. This business will change my life for better because it will generate income for my family development. If I had not got this transfer, It would take me a longer time to work for the capital.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well to send finacial assistance that has set for me a foundation. The GiveDirectly staff are not corrupt and they gave money to all people regardless of their education status. There is nothing they did wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer for paying a debt of UGX 260,000, I bought antenatal requirement for my wife and clothes the child at UGX 130,000. I have saved UGX 1, 242, 000 which I intend to use for starting up business of produce.
1728300 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life biggest difference is being able to get my two bulls and watermelon seedlings that I am already planting. This will help me in large scale farming in all times and sell off the watermelon when it matures. Hence giving more money to sustain my family in the long run.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Since along with my family we eager to receive transfers, I kept checking my phone for the mobile money message but in vain. Until this night that I heard a message notification and checked. Only to see, it was from Mobile Money GiveDirectly. I felt happy at that moment that I knew I was definitely going to implement my plans of buying bulls.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy two bulls at Ugx 1200000. I then bought some watermelon seedlings at Ugx 340000 and gumboots at Ugx 15000.
I am saving the balance to buying some pesticides for spraying and weeding of my watermelon.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I plan to buy animals as part of dowery with the transfers. I will give to my in-law as appreciation for their daughter.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon while Iam watching football at kakere primary school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is I donot have asource of daily income for maintaining my family.