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1661910 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Prior to receiving these transfers, I used to sleep poorly. My house could leak whenever it rained. There was no difference between me and a homeless person who did not have where to lay a head at night.
My life is different now because I sleep well in a iron roofed house. I'm no longer scared of rain like I did before getting money. Therefore, I live a happy life and I would like to thank GD for elavating my standards of living from sleeping in a grass thatched house to iron roofed.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly is so unique in the sense that these money was sent directly to recipients. Secondly GiveDirectly allows me to spend my transfer the way I choose. On the other hand I haven't seen anything wrong done by GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfer on building a permanent iron roofed house.
1728300 UGX ($458 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I am very peaceful and happy. I am so grateful to GiveDirectly for the cash transfer that has enabled me construct a nice house. When my house is complete, I will be saved from the leaking thatched house that was inhabitable.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
That day, I could not believe my eyes when I received the mobile money message at night.
I was very because eventually I would live a peaceful life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first cash transfer to purchase bricks worth UGX 1000000 ,cement worth UGX 290000, iron bars worth UGX 10000 and UGX 400000 to pay the builders.
access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means an opportunity for me and my household to come out of poverty.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is always morning because it's a blessing for a new day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is I'm lame so I face a challenge on Labour since my household depends on farming as the main so of income.