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1652800 UGX ($455 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying two bags of maize for feeding my family, bedings, chairs, and getting back land that had been hired off afew years back.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD has done well by bringing about development in the village areas since most people are in position to now own permanent houses than before when they had temporary houses.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had not recieved the transfer, I would not be having a good sleep and a healthy life because I would still be in a grass thatched house and with out proper bedings and meals. I thank GD because I have all this because I got the transfer. Making a big difference in my life.
1719800 UGX ($473 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying a cow, matress, a goat, two metalic doors, food, paid school fees and stocked millet with the intension of selling when the prices go high.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i received money i became so happy, i knelt down and prayed thanking God for such a blessing.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in life is that i own a cow, i also sleep in good beddings and secure house with strong doors.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face is lack of money to use in hiring land for cultivation. The gardern I plough is not productive , so i get little harvest to cater for the family needs like food,so some times we sleep with one meal aday.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The afternoon is my happiest moment. My children tell interesting stories and it makes me laugh.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Once I receive transfers I will use it to plaster my ironroofed house. This will prevent rain from eroding the exposed bricks and my house shall stay for long.