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Martin
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
28
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life has changed for the better in that, I have been in position to acquire an ox that is going to ease my agriculture and I believe my harvest is going to increase. In addition, I have owned a bicycle that has facilitated my movement. Before receiving this money, I hired oxen to plough my piece of land and I used to plant crops late because the oxen owners first prioritize their farms that often resulted to poor yields. I walked on foot to the hospital because I lacked a means of transport .
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy because I had got the money that would enable me acquire an ox and household items.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase an ox at UGX 830,000, a goat at UGX 100,000, a bicycle at UGX 250,000, a mattress at UGX 80,000, bed sheets UGX 20,000 and UGX 100,000 I spent for weeding my crops (ground nuts and cassava) . I have saved UGX 100,000 to spent later on buying drugs, UGX 230,000 I spent on foodstuffs, a table, chairs and my clothes.
 
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access_time 2 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 to support in my cultivation activity. I also hope to marry and finally settle with a wife at home using this same money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the noon time when I have had a meal. I will have been satisfied and stroger. I am able to take my medicine without any issues.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness. I am an epleptic case. I take medicine every day but some times the drugs get finished and I don't have money to buy more. No one helps me in this. At times I am forced to do casual labour to atleased raise some money that can support me.