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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?
The biggest difference in my life is that I am healthier because I received adequate treatment. Prior to this cash transfer, I used to sell produce in order to get treatment which was not adequate enough.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through giving unconditional cash transfers that households like mine spend to sort out deficits in their/ my home(s) like treatment. GiveDirectly looks perfect to me since it tries as much as possible to solve major community challenges.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent UGX 300000 for completing payment of a plot of land that we intend to build our commercial building for business. I lent my neighbour UGX 350000 in exchange for an acre of land.I bought ametalic door worth UGX 180000. I bought a mattress, clothes and food for my household worth UGX 510000 and the balance of UGX 292000, I spent it on my treatment.
1754517 UGX ($473 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The first biggest difference in my life is that we now eat a well balanced diet compared to the past when our feeding was very poor. We all look happy and healthy. Secondly, I was very sick but when I received the cash transfer, I spent part of it to treat myself.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy when I received the money. I felt my family was going to change for the best.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 1,100,000 ugx to purchase an ox and 200,000 ugx to purchase house hold items. I also spent 200,000 ugx for making bricks. I am planning to buy food with the balance of the cash transfer.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a mean of helping me to get money for buying more land for farming.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is lunch hour after having a meal.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is limited land for farming which has caused famine in my family.