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1686517 UGX ($454 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been if I never received the transfer because I bought a motorbike that am currently using for doing a boda boda business. with the money am getting , am able to buy basic needs for my family and currently saving money for constructing my house in the future.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, Give Directly did well to Give me unconditional cash, they also did well to follow us up to ensure that the money reached the right beneficiaries. There is nothing they are not doing well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying a cow at UGX 700,000, clothes at UGX 117,000 and food at UGX 15,000 paying a debt of UGX 800,000.
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 9 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now work for my own money using the motorcyle and I can afford food, transport is always available and we are happy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I felt so happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying a bajaj motorcycle which will ease transport and also make some money for livelihood.
access_time 10 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I shall buy cows and land with the transfers if i get. I do not have enough land for cultivation so this money shall be of great help.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is evening, it's a time iam in our trading centre called Otuboi relaxing and chatting with friends.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i face is lack of some capital to start business that would generate money for my family.