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1686517 UGX ($453 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is much different in that I sleep under a nice iron roofed house.
I also wear presentable clothes and I dress like a responsible person.
In the past I was living under a leaking house and under I was leading a stressful life.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
Givedirectly does well to send people money that has enabled them to construct good houses.
On the otherhand I cannot see anything that GiveDirectly has not done well.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent UGX600,000 of my second transfer to complete the construction of my house and UGX510,000 to buy an ox. I also spent UGX200,000 to purchase clothes and UGX130,000 to purchase a mattress. I spent UGX105,000 to purchase a bed and UGX50,000 to buy food. The balance I am keeping to enable me buy more food.
1754517 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I'm now very happy that my dream has come true that I'm going to sleep in a good permanent structure other than before when I used to sleep under linking grass thatched hut.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money,I became very happy.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer to purchase building materials bricks at 480,000ugx,sand at 200,000ugx,stones at 250,000,lake sand at 150000,iron sheets at 300,000ugx,timber 200,000 and labour 120,000ugx.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be in position to build an iron roofed house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the noon time when I am listening to music over the radio.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to facilitate the construction of a better house.