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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?
There is a big change in my life, I have got back my land after paying off mortgage. This transfer has facilitated me to make my own bricks which is a step and I'm hopeful of constructing my own iron roofed house. Before , I was hopeless with no farm land and famine persisted in my household.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well by first and foremost thinking about the poor which made them deliver such finacial support to us. Their staff are humble and speak to us with respect, they did well to sensitize us on different ways we could spend our transfers. They are perfectly doing well and I have nothing to say that they aren' t doing well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for making and burning 9,000 bricks which I intend to use for constructing an iron roofed house. The balance of the money, I spent on paying school fees and purchasing food.
1754517 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness because this money has done me good.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy to handle such an amount of money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to debts worth 1000000 and balance is being used to burn bricks to be used to construct a house.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house, buy oxen for ploughing.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the noon time when I am seated with my wife especially after we are done with morning duties.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sleeping in a leaking house.
Grass has become too hard to find.