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1661910 UGX ($442 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Although I have not yet started building my permanent house and still staying in my hut, my life is different now because I feel happy knowing that soon I will build and relieve myself from the burden of renovating my grass thatched house yearly.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by giving us money that will help me meet my dream of building my house in the near future.
However, to me GiveDirectly has done nothing wrong.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I am saving my entire transfer that together with my husband, we plan to start the construction work in the near future.
1728300 UGX ($466 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have got a strong belief of constructing a permanent house that will save my agricultural produce from termites . Before, I had lost hope of constructing a permanent house because the little money we would get was spent on paying school fees.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy and ululated as sign of joy . I thanked God because GiveDirectly had truly fulfilled their promise.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent UGX 20,000 of my first transfer for buying food. I have not yet spent UGX 1,680,000 but I am planning to spend it to buy bricks, sand, cement and in case any money remains I will buy utensils.
access_time 6 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means to build ironroofed house for both my shelter and store of crops.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours. I spend this time relaxing as my dependant helps me to do domestic work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of money to pay school fees for my step daughter currently studying in mukogoro community school.