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1686517 UGX ($454 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 in that, I am happy because I am in the process of building my permanent house that has stressed me for long. The house I sleep in us leaky but will be history soon.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well through giving cash directly to the beneficiaries. That has created great impact in our household, like many, I am in the process of starting construction of my house hence improved living conditions. GiveDirectly has closed gaps that most non governmental organisations have been going through. I do not see gaps in their operations.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent UGX 600000 for making bricks that I intend to use for construction of my house. The balance of UGX 1032000, I kept it in the bank with intent to spend it on construction of my house in order to avoid the hassle of looking for grass every year.
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I'm now happy because I can now build my permanent structure instead of grass thatched hut. I have also got things which I could not get before (mattress,bed).
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I became happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to purchase household items ( clothes at 100,000ugx,bed at 70,000ugx ,mattress at 285000 and I plan to use the balance to buy building materials for constructing my house.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I have had supper and I know tasks of the day have been successfully done.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness.
My children are sick most of the time and yet money to meet the medical bills is hard to get.