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John
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
subsistence farming
faceAge:
24
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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2nd Payment
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1719800 UGX ($474 USD)
access_time 11 days ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I purchased two cows that I intend to keep for multiplication then use for marriage. I also purchased a bull, my intention is to keep it and buy another one to make two which I will use for ploughing in order to increase on household food security.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I screamed for joy and my night looked longer than usual.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have a high self esteem now than before and can now change clothes unlike before I received my first transfer.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is when I failed my primary living exams so there was no way of continuing with education
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours when am playing football with friends and this relaxes my mind
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money will help me buy animals that I will use for marriage