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1661910 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time 8 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
There is a big difference in my life because I bought oxen and an ox plough which has made ploughing easy. With this achievement I am able to plough on time. Before I got the money, I had no option but to hire oxen or use a hand hoe. I could get the oxen when the season for ploughing has past hence poor yields.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly did well to give me money directly. GiveDirectly staff did not ask for bribes from members of my community. I have not seen any thing bad with the way they work.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer for buying utensils, clothes, food,a cow and a bull. I saved UGX 340,000.
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is different now because I have acquired my own oxen and ox-plough. This will help me in ploughing and it is time saving. Before I got the transfer, I used a hand hoe which was not easy and I would take a longer time just to cultivate a small piece of land.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer I felt happy because I knew I was going buy my own oxen.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying Oxen, ox-plough and chains that will help me in ploughing my land. I bought a bed, a mattress, clothes and food. I loaned out UGX 100,000 to my in-law.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I shall use this money for building ironroofed house. This will reduce on costs always involved in routine maintance of grassthatched roof.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours when Iam chatting with my children.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is sickness. My waist and chest pains alot and I do work with difficulty.