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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the delight I feel seeing that I am building a permanent house that will relieve me from the leaking grass thatched house that I am currently staying in. In addition to this, I will also be able to save up money (and use it for other things) that I always use to renovate the grass thatched house yearly.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy for getting this kind of financial help.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy building materials such as cement, bricks, sand, iron bars, aggregate, ventilators, paying and feeding labor that built my house.
I used Ugx 200000 to hire farm land.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to complete my iron-roofed house. I started building iron-roofed house but it ended at the ring beam level due to inadequate money for completing it. Iam forced to continue staying in a leaking grass thatched house with unbearable conditions of coldness. Once I receive this money , my plan will be to complete the house. My household members will thereafter enjoy staying in non leaking but rather comfortable accommodation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest moments is always evening hours. Normally my day start from morning to afternoon doing various things that can help in making a living . I find time during evening hours since we garther together as extended family sharing a meal. It's at this point we share interesting issues for the family development.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of an income generating activity. I only rely on crop farming which in most cases is not reliable due to weather issues. I have failed in managing most of my family responsiblities like providing better shelter , food and health care services.