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1652800 UGX ($455 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on completing payment of the garden that i had started paying with my first transfer and the balance i used for paying my child's school fees.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion Give Directly did well to give us money. They also advised us on how to keep the money safe and encouraged us to put it into good use and not for doing bad things like killing.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that am now happy because i have been able to pay school fees and acquire a garden. Before i got money i used to over think on how to get money for educating my children, I never had land to cultivate and i often suffered from ulcers.
1719800 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time 6 months ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for paying for a piece of land at 1,400,000ugx, paid school fees 150,000ugx for my child and the balance I used for buying food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my first transfer I felt very happy and I thanked God for bring Givedirectly to my village.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that am now healthy and am in the process of buying my piece of land.
access_time 9 months ago
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Since am traditional healer I face a very big challenge with my clients especially when it comes to payment, they hardly pay promptly due to povety so they keep paying me in instalment which affects my budget and planning.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I get up any day in the morning when am fine not sick makes me happy because i know, i will not loss any coin for treatment.
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Am going to buy gardens for farming since I have less when I receive this money.