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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the mere fact that I held this amount of money. Prior to getting this money, I never in my life ever, dreamt or thought of having it.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy. Being an orphan at an early stage, I never knew the feeling of handling such amount of money. I really made me feel special.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a cow at Ugx 820000.
I then spent part in hiring two farm lands at Ugx 100000
I paid up my debt at Ugx 200000
I also bought some household items such as utensils, clothing for entire family, feeding among others.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a piece of land that I can cultivate in order to get food that the family can feed on. The only piece of land that was given to me as my share is too small to accommodate all that I would need to do. If I am able to implement my plan, I will be able to guarantee food security in my home.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I am seated with friends from the centre.
I am able to learn new ideas from from them.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of money to do the things that would make my home a better place. I need a better and bigger house in my home but I don't have money to build one. My current house acts as a sleeping room as well as a store for food which is not healthy.