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1652800 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Hired garden at 150,000 , beddings 35,000 , lent my grandson 300,000 and another family member borrowed 150,000 , I also spent 450,000 on treating myself and the balance I am spending on buying food and other basic necessities.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Gd has helped me start up a decent life. I had no basic necessities and life was really harsh they came to my rescue. I have not witnessed what Give Directly has not done well.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I was very ill and I used part of this transfer to treat myself. If I had I not received this transfer, I would have possibly succumbed to this illness. Gd saved my life.
1719800 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a mattress at 90,000 UGX, and a bed at 60,000 UGX, and I also bought a cow at 600,000 UGX. Then I spent 500,000 UGX to clear my loan.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy that day and I did not sleep that night because I was full of joy.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has greatly changed for the better. I nolonger have worries about food or tomorrow because I can now buy good food and change my diet. I am now looking more healthy and better than the state I was in before the GD cash transfer.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship I faced in my life was when I lost my beloved husband who died in 2017 after one year again ,I lost my beloved daughter also who died ,thence this has made me to be lonely.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is noon time after having lunch because may be some one else has not eaten since morning.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to open up small scale business of selling silver fish ("mukene"),tomatoes and onions to generate more income in Family after the closure of GD program.