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1660965 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I had not recieved the transfer in that I am now living a life free of stress. My life is peaceful as I know that my children are in school and I am building for them.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, givedirectly has done well by giving me money that has enabled me to solve some financial challenges.
However, givedirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on adding some building materials such as bricks, timber that I am going to use to complete my house. Since I am aging, this house of completed can be used by my children.
I then used part of my transfer on paying my children fees as I needed them to also have a great future. I could also not bare seeing them sit at home yet I had money.
I also spent it partly on buying food that I used to feed my family. This helped us not to sleep without a meal.
I also used some of my transfer to buy medicine that I am using as prescribed by the doctors.
1754517 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness because I will be resting from hard labour to support life.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy, because I know I will be sleeping in an iron sheet roofed house before death takes me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay school fees, and to buy building materials to construct a simple iron sheet roofed house.
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Getting this money means i will build a better your for myself
What is the happiest part of your day?
Am always happy in the afternoon while charting wiith my friends
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?