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1449800 UGX ($396 USD)
access_time almost 2 years ago
What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer on constructing a house because I was tired of renting since the monthly rent(fee) was high.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I would have killed my self because i coulnot afford a meal for my children let alone their school fees and it hurt to see them suffer however my life is now different because with the transfers i received, i was able to stock food for my children and also pay their school fees.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion GD does well by calling to check on us time and again especially whenever they send us money. This shows that they really care about us.
1519800 UGX ($424 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Yes! on iron sheets and bricks! I used my second transfer to buy iron sheets and bricks for a 2bedroom house because I have been renting for long so now I want to have my own house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to stock building materials for my house construction is now the biggest difference in my life. I used my second transfer to buy materials for better house. I am proud.
405775 UGX ($113 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Alright, on iron sheets, chairs, blanket and bedsheets! I spent my first transfer on things i totally lacked as I have mentioned them above and my life is different now.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I had taken my phone to a nearby trading centre for charging, getting it from there at night I saw a mobile money message and i read it. It was real! I had gotten the transfer, I went back home jumping. I failed even to sleep because I was very happy planning what to buy. I am still happy because my lose has not remained the same.
access_time over 2 years ago
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer on buying a piece of land then build a house because i am renting per now.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of are my children because they are the only source of joy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life was when i fell sick to the extent of running mad. This made me back slide in my visions i had for the future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon after having lunch with my children.