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1449800 UGX ($401 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on buying a plot of land with a two room house already built. I did this so that i can get my own home away from my family land where i was not independent.
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 that am now an independent man who has his own home away from my family. This makes me man enough and motivates me to work harder for development.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly does well to send transfers in bits since some of us can't plan for very big sums of money at once while others would misuse the 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 of land with an already constructed house since our family is so big but sharing a small piece of land. We are very congested so I wanted to get my own home with enough space.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am leaving vulnerability and and my status is improving.
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer on buying iron sheets because I was tired of sleeping in a grass thatched house.I also rented a wetland and i am going to start growing rice.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on buying a plot of land I really want to shift and leave this place because we are so many here it's congested.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on building a house because the one I am living in now is too small for my family, do more farming and also start up a business like stocking food stuff.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is farming because it enabled me to buy some live stocks.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is poverty because was not even able to go to school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening ending the day a live so is my family still.