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1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed,This money enabled me clear my tuition which has made me more confortable at school. I have now bought a bed, good mattress and I sleep well. I also dress well on expensive, nice looking clothes. Before I got the transfer I slept on a suck with grass. I was not confortable at school because the school was always demading me.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well to give me money that helped me pay my tuition. I now have a brighter future, there is nothing they are doing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying plastic chairs at UGX 100,000, a bag of groundnut seeds. I paid school fees of UGX 421,000, UGX 500,000 for industrial training. I save UGX 300,000. I gave my mother UGX 212,000 for buying timber for constructing her house.
1754517 UGX ($463 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I sleep in good beddings, I dress well and I have got my live stock now which will help me in future.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I receive the transfer I got overwhemled with joy and I could not sleep again, I went drinking the next day as part of my celebration.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on purchase of a cow 818,000ugx, a goat at 138,000ugx, 2 turkeys at 100,000ugx, clothes, curtains, 1 pair of bedsheets, a mattress 125,000ugx, food at100,000ugx. I gave my sister 50,000ugx and hired a garden 100,000ugx.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means investing in buying land for farming.
This will assist in expanding on my households' level of agricultural production.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Afternoon time is my happiest part of the day.Being satisfied and relaxed during this part of the day makes me happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to invest in buying land for agricultural value.