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1652800 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying more building materials such as iron sheets, bricks at 600,000 ugx. Paid labor for builders. I also managed to hire two pieces of garden land at 600,000 ugx and using the balance to sustain my family daily needs.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well by enabling me to own my personal assets.
However, to me it has done nothing wrong
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I now have a peace of mind because I recieved the transfer than before when I didn't receive the transfer. My family and I have personal assets.
1719800 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to start building a simple iron sheet roofed house. I bought iron sheets, bricks,cement, sand and paid labour.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i recieved my money, i felt so happy and I expressed it by dancing infront of my husband.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is i have piece of mind now because am going to own iron sheet roofed house.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i have faced in my life is lack of money to buy food for my children to eat.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening.This is because its normally the time when I get paid for the casual labour that i offered in the morning.This moment is so exciting because, money paid to me helps me buy food for my children to eat.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building an iron roof house and buying food for my children to eat.