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1730250 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 13 days ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
We sleep on nice comfortable bedding and eat good food. As a result my family is much healthier. Previously,our living conditions were unbearable.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I received the money early morning. I checked my account and confirmed that I had indeed received money from GiveDirectly. I was very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I purchased a cow worth UGX650000 and a bed worth UGX110000, a mattress worth UGX110000. I paid debts worth UGX200000. I spent UGX100000 to buy utensils. I bought a bicycle worth UGX200000 and a radio worth UGX30000. I also bought clothes and food.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I can buy livestock and pay off my loan that has lasted eight years.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is food shortage. I don't have enough land to cultivate crops.