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1449800 UGX ($403 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on paying school fees for my children this term. I also started a retail shop at home to increase on my household income.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer in a way that I now have a daily income generating activity in my home since the returns from the retail shop I started have greatly improved my living standards.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well to consider giving transfers to the most vulnerable without attaching strings. Some programmes benefit only a few community member who are not even vulnerable. GD does not do well to leave out village leaders while giving transfers.
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying a plot with a house because i wanted to prepare for future investment. I also put aside some money to cater for my children's education next year.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that my worries about my children 's education and future have now reduced since am investing for them.
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on paying school fees for our children, bought chairs and food for the home
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I want to spend my next transfer on opening up an income generating activity (business) this will help sustain me with my day to day needs and school fees for my children
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on paying school fees for my children and the remaining balance to complete my house construction.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The proudest achievement in my life is constructing a metal house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is providing basic needs to my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the morning when I am having breakfast with my children.