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1660965 UGX ($448 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 alot because I sleep on a comfortable mattress with nice bedsheets and I wear better clothes. I also bought a cow that provides us milk. Before then I used to sleep on a mat and I had only two pairs of clothes, I had to wash and wait for them to dry while covered with a bed sheet.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well to give me money which has raised my standard of living. I like the way they work and there is nothing they have done bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying iron sheets at UGX 150,000, food at UGX 230,000 and making bricks at UGX 200,000. I used UGX 20,000 for transport and saved UGX1,033,000 for constructing an iron roofed house.
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, my self esteem is now high since I own a cow, a radio, a mattress and I will soon sleep in a permanent house hence better living standard.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first cash transfer, I felt happy because I have been sleeping in a grass thatched house that is in a sorry state but now I will build a permenent house that will improve on my living standards.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my cash transfer for buying a cow of UGX 870,000 for milk production. I was again able to acquire a mattress of UGX 110,00, I bought a radio of UGX 30,000, I have made bricks of 150,000 and the balance of UGX 540,000, I want to use for buying iron sheets for building my permanent house.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will build my house then the balance i will buy my basic needs like matress, Clothes and food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the afternoon while interacting with my relatives and friends.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of basic needs for sustainance.