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1661910 UGX ($450 USD)
access_time 8 days ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Currently, my life has changed as I feel really happy knowing that I have my plot of land that I will soon shift to after constructing on it. This will help me to be independent and avoid a lot of quarrels that happen in this place that I am now staying. Before getting this transfer, the thought of me shigting was almost impossible because raising such big amount of money was difficult yet the quarrels are increasing everyday.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GiveDirectly has done well by giving me money that has enabled me to acquire my land.
On the other hand, GiveDirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent most of my second transfer Ugx 1602000 to buy a plot of land.
I spent the balance of Ugx 30000 to buy bad sheets.
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having my own oxen and an extra farm land that will help simplify the issue farming (early ploughing) and increase on the food production respectively. In the past, I used to hire oxen to help me cultivate but the owners would take time to come and this led to late farming and poor production.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
On hearing a message on my phone, I woke up to check it and saw the mobile money message. At that moment, I felt so happy that most of my financial issues would be handled.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy two bulls at Ugx 1100000.
I also hired farm land at Ugx 500000 that I will farm in until my money is given back.
I then used the balance of my money to buy some necessities such as food and clothes.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy oxen to support my cultivation activity, buy a piece of land to add on the little piece that I have.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am seated with friends.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of oxen to support in the cultivation activity.