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1660965 UGX ($447 USD)
access_time 12 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that there's joy of hope money will be generated with chicken project I intend to start soon and this will make me financially independent. I spent all my savings before to educate children and had difficulty having money to support life.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well giving money directly that has enabled people get alleviated from problems of grass thatched house by building iron sheet roofed house. In addition, it has done well by not being selective to a few like most government projects that come to help people in the community. Though the money is so helpful, GiveDirectly could have been more better by training people to utilize the transfers in such a way that provides sustainability in the long run, like project that generates more money to support life difficulties in a long run.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to buy iron sheets to raise a poultry roof, paid a debt, clear and plough a farm.
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness because I feel secure and confident.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I humbled my self and stayed calm though happy inside me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to clear my land to fence it, and the balance, I intend to plant eucalyptus trees to earn money.
access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means a boost towards starting my dairy farm bussiness.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day comes after completing my daily duties.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to implement my plan of starting up a dairy farm.