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1660965 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My health has improved now because I feed twice or thrice a day. I was able to stock some food in the house. I now sleep and dress well becuase I spent the transfer on acquiring mattress and clothes. I'm also constructing another home in the near by village since here where I live we have some land wranglles. Prior to getting this money, I used to sleep on a very old mattress and dressed on rags which is no longer the case nowadays. In addition to that my current house is dilapidated and anytime It can collapse.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GD has done so well in supporting me financially. I'm an old woman and a widow living in very poor conditions. GD did well to transfer cash direct to us other than channelling it to other angencis which could have defrauded us. According to me, I haven't seen anything wrong done by GD.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my transfers on acquiring household items like mattress, utensils and clothes. I also spent this transfer for ferrying building materials to a new place I will shift too very soon. I addition to that I have loaned some money to my son for paying school fees for my grandchildren.
1754517 UGX ($478 USD)
access_time 4 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness and I feed better than before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy to extent of celebrating that with a kilogram of meat and rice.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to arrange last funeral rites of my late spouse and grandmother, bought building materials like sand, bricks, timber to build an iron sheet roofed house, bought household items like utensils, matresss, bought food, and lent some to my children.
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means investing in house construction.This money will enable me construct an iron roof house for shelter.
This will then eliminate the stress of looking for grass every season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Afternoon time is my happiest part of the day.This is after having meal.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of enough money to build an iron roof house.