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1660965 UGX ($448 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that I now have my commercial house that will generate money in form of renting it off. This investment will relieve me from the suffering I have been going through of lacking money to use when its needed. Before getting this transfer, my life was miserable as I could not figure out a proper investment plan. I used to depend on farming where at times it was not reliable. This is so as the quality and prices could drop at any given time. Most of my financial issues were always left unattended.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly has done well by giving me money that has enabled me to build a latrine and my commercial house that will help in the long run.
On the other hand, GiveDirectly has done nothing wrong. It has provided me with a phone that is helping me to communicate with my relations.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent all my second transfer Ugx 1632000 on building a commercial house. This will be my investment as I will rent it off to generate me money to sustain myself in the old age.
1754517 UGX ($470 USD)
access_time 7 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that I now plough on time since I acquired a second bull which has made cultivation easier for me.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very happy and thanked God for the GD support.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy bull at 700,000ugx, sand at 900,00ugx, a mattress at 110,000ugx, school fees at 82,500ugx,flask at 20,000ugx ,food at 100,000ugx, cement at 60,000ugx, and savings worth 537,500ugx
access_time 8 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build a house that I can use as a food store and kichen.
I also intend to dig a pit latrine.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when my grand children are back from school and they are playing.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness.
I have a problem with my back and this some times makes it hard for me to work.