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1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, my life has changed in that, I am happy because I have acquired necesities that I had lacked. Prior to this cash transfer, my family used to survive on casual labour in order to make ends meet.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through direct support to the beneficiaries without conditions which has seen households transformed. I do not see what GiveDirectly has failed to do well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second cash transfer worth UGX 600000 for acquiring my house plan for a commercial plot of land. I hired and ploughed two acres of land worth UGX 600000 for rice cultivation. I bought maize for home consumption worth UGX 130000. I spent UGX 100000 for starting a small scale business. I paid a tithe of UGX 20000, I bought bad sheets worth UGX 18000. I paid school fees for UGX 15000. I spent UGX 90000 for feeding and the balance of UGX 100000, I have kept it for weeding crops.
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I was able to acquire a lot of basic needs for my family that used to stress me in past.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on building materials, household utensils, clothes for family, tailoring machine for my new business, and also hired and acre of land. I also settled debts and saved the balance for future use.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When i receive this money, the first thing i want to do is build an iron sheets roofed house because we are tired of grass thatched houses.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is when we have money as a household because we can buy for our children good food.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is the constant sickness my children get like malaria, measles etc. And this usually finds when we dont have money.