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1652800 UGX ($451 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I used my second transfer on getting treatment. The time the money came in, I was already in hospital diagonised with a skin infection.
I also bought a bull 650,000 ugx as my personal asset. This will help me to continue with my treatment in the near future when the money is all used up.
I gave part of my transfer to my children and grand children since they had asked for it from me as fees.
I am using the balance for feeding myself.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly has done well by giving me money that I used to treat my self or else, I would have died.
Nothing! Nothing! In my opinion however, givedirectly has done nothing wrong.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
If I had never recieved the transfer, i would have died by now. I was in critical state by the time I was taken to hospital. But now that I recieved the transfer, I am healthy.
1719800 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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access_time 10 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face in my life is shot sightness and deafness which has affect me during conversation with other people when some one dose not talk lound I will not hear what some one is speaking .
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is from morning to eveing why beacuse I utilize that time for grazing my animals and to look for some thing to eat.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me to buy heifer cow for milk and to renovate my old house to a better one .