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1660965 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has improved because I'm in the process of completing to build my permanent house which I will just mop the floor. Before, I had agrass thatched hut which required me to use cow dung for cleaning the floor.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by supporting me to build a permanent house (2 rooms).GiveDirectly has not done anything wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I have spent my second transfer on building materials(sand, bricks cement) worth UGX 1,070,000, labour worth UGX 500,000 food(beans) worth UGX 50,000.
1754517 UGX ($464 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness for am now able to pay school fees and build myself an iron sheet roofed house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy after i saw message sent.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy bricks, household items, paid schoo fees, food, and the balance to be used to start building a simple iron sheet roofed house.
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will build iron roofed house and educating my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in morning when I pray to God and He answers my prayers.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of finances to pay school fees for my children .