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1660965 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed because I own my piece of land for Agriculture which I'm planning to cultivate my food crops when the rainy season starts. Before, I had to rent which was expensive and at times the piece of land would be far away from home.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by supporting me to renovate my house which was blown off by wind. Secondly, it has enabled me to purchase land for Agriculture. GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on buying building materials for renovating my house ( iron sheets (12 pieces), sand, cement, nails, I also deposited for a piece of land for Agriculture and there is a balance which I'm planning to spend on building materials (bricks).
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now own land which is going to benefit me alot.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer.I felt so happy, I got it at a right time when I needed to pay for the land.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I deposited my first transfer for a piece of land.
access_time 10 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will start up an electrical shop for my self sustainance.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is the evening after finishing my day work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship in my life was dropping out of school after failing to get school fees.