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1449800 UGX ($402 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
Well , plastering and solar panel ! I spent my third transfer on plastering my house and bought a solar panel to reduce on the costs of paraffin.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Yes , my life is different than it would have been if i never received a transfer since i have managed to plaster my house , transportation has been made easier because i have managed to buy a motorcycle . And I have been able to buy a solar panel.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Yes , i think it has done well because its trasparent
1519800 UGX ($423 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer to buy a cow, a goat and a motorcycle to do business
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is getting a motorcycle that helps me get daily income
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying pigs for rearing
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i recevied my money I felt joy.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to invest my transfer in rearing cattle, and goats. This will help me sustain my family.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
Through my efforts in rearing cattle and goats, I was able to buy a plot of land where I constructed my residential home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lacking enough land where to cultivate from. This led my family experience a famine last year.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning hours. This is because it's the time I utilize to dig and some other family activities.