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1652800 UGX ($444 USD)
access_time 10 days ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
"I spent my second transfer for buying building materials that am using to build my new house and among them were bricks, cement and iron sheets which all costed me 800,000ugx. I also bought household items at 300,000ugx, uniforms for all my four children at 40,000ugx, beddings at 190,000ugx and cassava for flour at 50,000ugx. I also bought two pigs and one goat at a total of 155,000ugx and decided to save the balance for my family to survive on in the future "
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
"In my opinion, Give directly has relieved us from the severe poverty that almost suffocated us and there's nothing wrong Give Directly has done.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
"My life has been different in that previously my standard of living of living was very low but now it has improved thus making to live a stress free happy life."
1719800 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 1,150,000ugx of my first transfer for constructing an iron roofed house. I paid a debt of 200,000ugx, i bought house hold items, food and paid school fees for my children. am using 100,000ugx as capital for business of silver fish, am keeping 100,000ugx which intend to use for hiring a garden
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i received money i felt relieved and happy.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that am able to afford any thing i want. The business i started is making my life better.
access_time 4 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship i faced in life is falling sick for long,this was costly and I ended up selling all my six goasts to help raise money for treatment, so currently my family is surving on causal Labouring and small "omena" business.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest moment is always afternoons, i chat and crack interesting stories with neighbours. This really relieves me off stress.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Onces i get this transfers, buying school uniform for my children studying in Alengo primary school shall be the first issue. My children are currently studying without school uniform ,they do not look smart like other pupils and this is affecting them mentally.