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830482 UGX ($224 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different than it would have been because I am very happy to have an iron sheet roofed house within a short period of time. Before, I used to sleep under a leaking grass thatched house, on top of not being so spacious and it's very difficult to find grass to roof a house nowadays.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well giving me money that has enabled me build an iron sheet roofed house, pay school fees which I wouldn't have without this assistance. There's nothing it hasn't done well in my opinion, though I am dissappointed that it split my last transfer with ex-spouse.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
My second transfer was spent to buy a goat, a pig and transporting building materials that were used to construct a house.
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that,I have things which will help me in future like Livestock which will help me to plough my gardens instead of hiring for other people.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I felt happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on purchasing Livestock at 1,390,000ugx,household goods( bed sheets ,utensils) at 28000,clothes at 20,000ugx,paid debt of 50,000ugx,schools requirements 5000ugx, balance 30,000ugx and spent the rest on items he does not remember.
access_time 9 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to build ironroofed house for comfortable shelter.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours. It's a time i share development ideas with my parents.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough money for construction ironroofed house for my family . Iam therefore currently living in old grassthatched house which some times leaks.