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1662250 UGX ($449 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is much comfortable ever since I received the cash transfers. Being a widower, I thought it wise to purchase a television set to keep me well informed and entertained. In the past, I had alot of worries and my mind was not at peace. I am very grateful for this opportunity.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to help the needy in the community. All in all, GiveDirectly has done only great things for the people.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I bought a solar panel, battery, television set and DSTV decoder. I also bought utensils and the remaining cash transfer is being spent on food.
1730250 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 12 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
This financial support has enabled me acquire a solar, pesticide sprayer and utensils. Furthermore, I paid off a debt which has enabled me repossess my piece of land that I intend to cultivate this coming season. Previously, I lived in debts and I didn't have a peace of mind because I had no hope of getting enough money to settle my debts.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I was over whelmed my joy then I prayed to the Almighty God to protect the entire GiveDirectly family and thanked God for the gift of cash.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay off a debt at UGX 600,000 that enabled me repossess my piece of land and I bought a solar UGX 120,000, pesticide sprayer at UGX 60,000, utensils at UGX 70,000. In adiition, UGX 850,000 I bought 12 pieces of iron sheets, timber, nails, blinding wire, a door and paid construction worker.
access_time 1 year ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I am going to repair my house. I am sleeping in a house that is not plustered, doors are weak. The balance of the money I will buy atleast two cows that will provide me with some milk.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon after I have had lunch. That is the time I chat with people and that makes me feel good.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is being blind. My sister pierced my left eye when I was ten years and that has affected my productivity. Some times I dont see things the way I am meant to.