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1661910 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life has changed in that, I have owned 3 cows which will help me in future and some will be paid as dowary for my son's wife to be. Secondly, I have started up a retail shop in my home that generates money for my family's daily needs. Before receiving these transfers, I didn't have enough money to buy cows and start up a shop.
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 that I spent to buy 3 cows and start up a business of selling a shop. GiveDirectly has done only done good because nobody has ever came back to ask for money from me.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase a cow, clothes, bed sheets, foodstuffs, catered for burial expenses of my aunty and paid child's school fees.
1728300 UGX ($458 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness to have acquired cows that I had wished for, and this will be like a saving because they can be re-sold inorder to sort out any problem.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy to see that GiveDirectly has fulfilled what it promise to us within a short time.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was mostly spent to buy two cows and a bull, the balance used to buy food.
access_time 11 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that 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 morning when I wake up healthy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to take care of the needs of my household.