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1685137 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 5 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
I have a new structure of my new house still under construction. I ma now living a life full of hope than it was before.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
What Give Directly does well is that I don't promise what they will not be able to fulfill.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I am constructing out of my money. I bought sand, cement and some Iron bars and all these items costed me 830000, I also spent 500000 on buying a sugar cane plantation that I will be harvesting with time to come. I still have a balance of 300000 that I am spending on feeding and paying the builders.
1754517 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 now I sleep on a mattress something which I didn't have before, I am also going to build a house
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment i received my transfer I was very happy becase I was badly off at that time, i went to town immediately and withdrew it
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying buying a mattress at 100,000shs, a sugar cane plantation at 500,000, I bought bricks at 400000shs, good at 150,000shs, poultry birds at 100,000shs, clothes at 200,000shs, iron sheets at 200,000 the remaining 50,000shs i saved it
access_time 9 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Recieving this money means; I will be able to buy some land, cows and build a decent house for myself because I have never owned any ever I since I was born.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I seat down with my siblings and hold converse about what we want to do next, make some jokes and share experiences.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is living in a very bad house which leacks and also always walking on foot without any means of transportation