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1686157 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I sleep in a comfortable bed and I have acquired items that I never owned before. My life would have been so miserable had I not received the cash transfers.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly does well to give people unconditional cash transfers that have uplifted the poor. On the otherhand GiveDirectly needs to generate fair terms while enrolling recipients. The reason being that some needy recipients are unfairly terminated.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer to purchase construction materials worth 1,250,000 ugx and paying off a loan worth 350,000 ugx.
1754517 UGX ($465 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have been able to raise for myself a permanent structure to live in which is by far better than the one I used to sleep under.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money I felt very happy
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of my first transfer for purchasing building materials that I used for raising my permanent house. I also spent it on medical, clothing and food for my family.
access_time 9 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means constructing an iron roof house.
This will provide a comfortable shelter and also enable my household harvest rain water during rainy season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Afternoon time is usually my happiest part of the day.
This is the time, i take to rest after completing my daily household duties.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to construct an iron roof house for my family.