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Angella
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
70
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have been in position to construct an iron roofed house that is currently left with plaster, cementing the floor, fitting a door and windows. I am hopping to complete my house with the second transfer and when I shift in it, I will be relieved from the burden of renovating my hut annually.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I recieved my money, I was over whelmed by joy because my initial plan of constructing an iron roofed house was going to be attained.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase 3 trips of bricks, timber, 4 bags of cement and paid construction workers.
 
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have lost energy due to an old age, so getting thatching grass has turned futile because of it's costs and scarcity. Therefore receiving this money means it will enable me build iron-roofed house that can provide a long lasting solution for accommodation. I will be able to save the small money spent on maitianing grass thatched house for sustaining the needs of my family members.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon hours normally after eating some food. Iam able to rest while developing plans of managing my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty. I sperated with my spouse for over 20 years and life has never been easy. Iam the only one responsible in providing basic needs like education and other issue at my family yet I do not have any source of earning. My children are on and off from school and it's really affecting their performance due to lack of fees.