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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?
My life is different in that, I have been in position to plaster, fit metalic doors and windows in my house that has made me very happy. Secondly, I now have an ox that will help me plough my farm land in time. Previously, I used hand tools that made me plant crops on a small portion of land and I didn't have enough money to buy construction materials for plastering, fitting better doors and windows in my house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well to give me cash that I spent for purchasing an ox and plaster my house. GiveDirectly has only done good to me.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase an ox, clothes for all family members, a mattress, bed sheets, utensils, foodstuffs and paid for my child's medical treatment.
1728300 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is grate because I have renovated my house, It is looking beautiful. I have also bought good nice looking beddings and I am happy. Before I got the transfer, I had plastered my house with mud and rats camped in it. I shared food with the rats and they destroyed my clothes. If it was not for GiveDirectly, I would still be suffering.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I hard the sound of the mobile money message, I woke my children up and told them that the money had come. I sat up to morning because sleep disappeared. The excitement was too much.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase construction materials that I used for renovating my house. I bought a mattress, utensils and food.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will buy a motorcycle for Boda boda business that will help to boost our income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because I wake up well and healthy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of money to provide school fees for the children.