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1519800 UGX ($421 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
Oh yes , business and farming ! I spent my third transfer on vegetable farming and started a business of selling p oshu. Thanks
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than if i didn't receive a transfer. Because i wouldn't have been able to start up a business.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Well ! Everything was done well since the staff was well behaved.
1519800 UGX ($419 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I had initially deposited some money on a plot of land that i was buying but unfortunately I got an accident and was admitted to hospital for 3 months and I ended up failing to pay the balance on time since i had use all the money i had to clear medical bills so when I got my second transfer, I used it to pay the balance I owed for the land and also to pay my children's school fees.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to feed my children whenever there is need is the biggest difference in my daily life. This is because after being bed ridden in hospital for 3 months left me without any money and I could hardly afford a meal for my family however after I got the transfers, that changed.
405775 UGX ($117 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on food since famine was too much in my home. I also paid fees for my children and fire wood for my bricks. Just as you can see, I lay bricks.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on repairing my house and buying seats. We have been badly off.
access_time 6 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend the transfer on buying a piece of land on which I will build my house.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
My proudest achievement is when an organization called Habitat built for me a house.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was when I had an accident on a motorcycle and hurt my back. I was in hospital for three months.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I don't have any happiest part of the day because I am always worried about my many children, like what they will eat and their school fees.