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1661910 UGX ($442 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life currently different in that I am a happy person having built my permanent house. Prior to building to building this house life has really become hard in terms of looking for grass to keep renovating my hut. This is because grass is very scarce and expensive.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly in my opinion, has done well by giving me money that has enabled me to build my house.
On the other hand, GiveDirectly has done absolutely nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to buy more building materials such as one trip of bricks, three iron sheets, one trip of sand, three bags of cement, and completing paying labor that constructed my house.
I then bought some to buy food that I used to feed my family.
1728300 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have bought the required building materials(cement, bricks, iron sheets, timber, nails and binding wire) that I intend to use for constructing an iron roofed house. This house is going to relieve me from the burden of looking for thatch. Before, I moved long a distance to look for thatch to renovate my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy the moment I received my money because I had never got such a large sum of money in my entire life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase 3 trips of bricks, 16 pieces of iron sheets, timber, 4 bags of cement, nails and binding wire all together at UGX 1,513,000 that I am to use for constructing an iron roofed house. I also bought food at UGX 87,000 and saved UGX 100,000 for paying labour.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of help from givedirectly for bulding my own house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning especially when I get up and am fine .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Th biggest hardship which I face in my family is limited land for farming .