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1652800 UGX ($456 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I withdrew that cash transfer and spent 400,000 UGX to sort my family expenses and I am keeping the balance for future use for instance I plan to construct a good permanent house.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Givedirectly has done very well to give us cash transfers which helped me to pay my children's school fees and also buy other basic needs for my family. All I can say is that I am very happy because Givedirectly did only the best by sending that cash transfer that has enabled me settle my debts and expenses.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I had no hopes in life but Givedirectly gave me hope and uplifted my family from poverty. I am very happy and hopeful for a better life.
1719800 UGX ($477 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy iron sheets,and to pay school fees for my children, buy my children's school requirements that is to say books,pens,uniforms,and I also bought some posho and beans.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i recieved this money,i just kept calm but inside my heart I was overwhelmed with joy.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that, i now sleep in a comfortable bed, unlike before when I did not have a bed and when it rained my bed would get soaked with water and I would not sleep the whole night. I have been able to pay my children's school fees early and also pay for their school requirements in time without any stress of hustling to look for money, previously my children would lack books,pens, uniform and school fees,I had a lot of stress because it was difficult to get this money,I am now stress free and happy.
access_time 10 months ago
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of day is evening ,after ameal.This is because i chart, and smile with them
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship iface in life is some of my children are always attacked by African witchcraft .This is making them drop out of school earlier and also the money i get from selling farming products end up being wasted on treatment of such issues,so making us sleep hungery without food .
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me take my children to bording schools in mbale municipality such that they get enough reading time as compared to studying while at home ,which doesnot give them time to concentrate inoder to pass well and get better future.