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Charles
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
74
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($467 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Through this finacial assistance, I was able to own cows again. That has made me a very happy old man. Previously, I didn't have a cow of my own, the cows I had were all taken because of the debt I had. Given my age, I had no hope of raising money for paying cows anymore.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I over whelmed by joy because I knew my plan to own cows will be attained.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent all my first transfer to purchase 3 cows that will help me address future needs like medical care and food.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy oxen and an ox-plough, buy a piece of land. This is intended to increas food productivity in my home. I believe this will save me from food shortage which has always been the problem surrounding me. I plant less and harvest less due to limitations of space. I also hope to complete my house construction.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am always happy in the morning when I am working with my friends. We are able to chat, lough and learn from one another.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land. What is available for me to cultivate is too small to accommodate all that I would wish to plant. What I am able to harvest is not usually good enough to sustain my household hence food shortage.