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1660965 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time almost 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that the cash transfers helped me to renovate my house and pay my child's school fees. I am very happy that I also acquired property that I did not possess.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GiveDirectly does well when she sends the poor cash transfers that have helped many families. GiveDirectly also does well to educate households on family responsibilities and how to spend their cash transfers responsibly. However I do encourage GiveDirectly to keep up the good work and support people equally.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my cash transfer to purchase an ox worth UGX1,200,000 and I spent UGX200,000 to pay for my child's school fees. I spent UGX200,000 to buy some house hold items.
1754517 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I have been able to complete plastering my house and paying school fees for my children who were almost missing their final exams because I could not afford school fees by then but now my children are happy with me.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very happy and shouted with joy while thanking GD for remembering the poor like me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a door at 200,000ugx, windows at 170,000ugx, school fees costed 500,000ugx, sand at 200,000ugx, cement at 435000ugx, wheel borrow at 110,000ugx, construction labor at 85,000ugx.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of helping me to get money for eduacating my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning because it's a time I give thanks to God almighty for his protection.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship which I face in my life is challenges in getting school fees for paying tution for my children.