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1662250 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 4 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has completely changed in that, I sleep in an iron roofed house. In the past, I slept in a leaking thached house that never gave me peace to sleep in rainy seasons.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly according to me has done well by giving me the unconditional cash transfers that I used for building. On the other hand, there is completely no bad that it has done to me.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy additional construction materials such as iron sheets, bricks and timber for completing my permanent house.
1730250 UGX ($467 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Currently, the biggest difference in my daily life is being happy. This is because I see my permant house getting complete and I will be relieved from the burden of yearly renovating my grass thatched house that I am still using at the moment which in the long run is expensive as compared to having my iron roofed house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
Since I had taken three months without getting my money due to some errors with my sim card, I then heard an sms notification. I checked and saw that I had been sent my money. At that moment I felt to excited and happy. My dream of having a permanet house was going to be fulfilled.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my entire first transfer Ugx 1700000 to buy building materials such as bricks, sand, timber, and paying labor that helped me to start constructing my house.
access_time 7 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to build better houses and take care of my children's scholastic needs.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when I am seated with the rest of my family especially when my children come back from school.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money that would otherwise enable me to facilitate my household needs.