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1652800 UGX ($452 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I am spending my second transfer on construction of an iron roofed house for my family.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly did well to give me money that raised my living standard. I have not seen what Give Directly did not do well.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that am hopeful of sleeping in a decent iron roofed house. Before i got the transfer i thought i was going to spend my whole life in a grass thatched house that leaks whenever it rains. I can't wait to shift to my new house.
1719800 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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access_time 5 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship am facing is lack of enough farm land.My family members most times go to bed without food and this is affecting our health status.
This is because, we do not have land to cultivate crops that can sustain us.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Being satisfied after having a meal is my happiest moment of the day.This is usually during afternoon time since my household survives on one meal a day.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means building an iron roof house and buying land that my household will cultivate to get produce.
These produce will be used as food, sold to facilate other basic needs like clothing in my family.