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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because this cash transfer has enabled me acquire more things in my house like mattress and utensils. Secondly, I have repossessed my farm land and I plan to farm on large scale in the next season. Before this cash transfer, I used to rent farm land far away from home and could not monitor my crops often because of the distance. The mattress I had was not enough for us to share with the children.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy because I had never held such an amount of money in my life. Before this cash transfer, I used to cultivate my highest a mount was UGX 300,000.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid debt and repossessd my farm land worth UGX 800,000, rented farm land worth UGX 150,000, bought household goods( mattres and utensils) worth UGX 370,000, stocked produce worth UGX 80,000, paid medical bills worth UGX 40,000 and gave gifts worth UGX 200,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy land. We hired out land inorder to raise money which was spent on treating my sick unity, so current there's no where to do farming. My family gets little produce each season that can not sustain due to lack of farm land. Once I own land , I will be cultivating crops hence increase in production. There will be enough produce to sustain the needs of my family members.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Iam busy working from morning till evening looking for what the family survives on, so my relaxing time evening hours. I help my friend make chaperty at Apade trading centre hence earning some money for maitaining the family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of farm land. Iam mainly carrying out subsistence farming on hired land. This is so costly and some times the owners let me farm unfertile land hence low productivity. Iam in mostly cases producing what is not sustainable enough for my family members and there is alot of hunger.