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1449800 UGX ($399 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying land. We(my husband and i) want to construct a house on it and also do some agriculture.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life would be bad because i would still be renting with no hope of ever owning land however my life is now different in a way that I now own land that I bought with transfers I received and I will construct my house on that land.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by giving us unconditional money.
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
RI spent my second transfer on buying a plot of land (30ft x100ft) as an asset for my family. I also bought more home requirements and beddings.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having a confortable bed for resting. Previously, I used to sleep so miserably which would some times make me sick but now I sleep like a royal.
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying households like mattress, bed, bedsheets and saucepan. I also bought school requirements for my children like uniforms, books and pens.thanks
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment when i received my money, I was sleeping that very night, so I did show out my happiness however much i was happy since i went very early in the morning to withdraw it.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on starting up a business, buy home equipment, buy a piece of land to build a house because I am currently renting and also pay school fees for my children.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is farming because its through it i get to settle basic needs.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is loosing my family that is my father, sister and my grand parents. This affected in a way that they used to support me financially and also used to give me some food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am through with my daily work relaxing with my children.