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1660300 UGX ($440 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
Though my trustee (Son) used the first transfer for my treatment, my life is different now because I am in a position where I can fully engage in personal activities such as go to my farm land. My health and feeding has greatly improved. Before getting this transfer, I was in a very critical condition and all treatment that I was getting was not genuine since I kept falling sick.
My life is as well different now because my trustee bought for me two cows that are a source of my personal investment. When these cows calve, I will be in position to sell of some and sell the milk to raise an income to help my family meet some needs such as feeding. This milk as well will play part in my nutrition as I will be taking it.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
GiveDirectly in my opinion has done well by being so optimistic in that it did not segregate while enrolling. This made me to as well benefit given my condition where I can to hear well.
However, GiveDirectly has done nothing bad.
What did you spend your second transfer on?
Through my trustee, I spent my second transfer to buy two cow that will act as my saving and investment in the long run when they calve.
I then bought a bed, and matress .
1728300 UGX ($465 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest change in my daily life is that, I have got a peace of mind because the hardship I was faced with, looking for thatch to renovate my hut yearly has been permanently solved by the iron roofed house that I have built. I have also highed 3 acres of land that I believe will boost my crop production in so doing preventing famine in my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment my trustee told me that I had recieved my money, I was over whelmed by joy because the burden of searching for scarce thatch at my old age was going to come to an end.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer for purchasing 4 trips of bricks, 7 pieces of iron sheets, 1 trip of sand, a bag of cement and paying for construction labour totaling to UGX 950,000. I hired 3 acres of land at UGX 450,000 and the remaining money I spent on buying food for the builders and my self.
access_time 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build my self a decent house, since the current one is in a bad state. I aslo want to seek medical treatment for the different sickness that I have.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I get something to eat, taken a bath and seated relaxing.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is terriblepain in my chest and all body which hinders me from working; but I am hopeful I will be able to go for treatment.