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1686157 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time 5 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than if I had not received cash transfer in that, I am now a stress free person after paying off the debts and tuition for my children.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly has done well by giving unconditional cash transfer to the poor. I do not see what Give Directly has not done well since the good part is more evident.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
When I received my second transfer, I used 3,000ugx for transport, I paid a medical bill of 30,000ugx, I bought a cow worth 700,000ugx to help in milk production for the family. I then paid a debt of 400,000ugx that I had borrowed for treating my spouse. I used 100,000ugx for ploughing and the balance of 400,000ugx, I used for paying tuition.
1754517 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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access_time 8 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i am faced with is inadequacy of farm land. This has always resulted into famine.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when i am with other members of the village.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i Will be able to pay school fees for my children, buy a piece of land , buy food for my family.