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1686517 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 in that, I have own descent clothes, bedings, utensils and am going to benefit from an acre of land that is currently in my hands, I couldn't have got all these had I not received this transfer.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well to give people money that have put smiles in the faces of many people in my village, and Give Directly has not done anything bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I lent out UGX 810,000 of my second in exchange of an acre of land, I spent UGX 200,000 for construct my house(grass thatched), a cell phone at UGX 180,000, gifts at UGX 120,000, food at UGX 62,000 and saved UGX 280,000.
1754517 UGX ($461 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is to hold such amount of money in my life which has made me happy. I give back the glory to God.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to buy household goods (bedding's,curtains) at 500,000ugx, clothing ,shoes at 420,500ugx,gift of 400,000ugx to my brother.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will buy clothing for child and myself.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons when my family have already eaten food for lunch
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is lack of money to facilitate my studies. Which has made me remain at home since 2014