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John
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
26
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($463 USD)
access_time 19 days ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that this money has given me freedom to separate from my parents. I now have built and separated compounds with my parents. Before getting this money, yes! I felt like moving but could not because I was not financially able. In addition to the above, I was also able to partially pay dowry for my wife. This has brought harmony in my family. Prior to getting money, my wife's parents were pestering on the dowry issues.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my first transfer, I was do delighted. This is because I had taken a long time without getting my money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part of my transfer Ugx 720000 to buy two trips of bricks, one bag of cement, roofing poles, thatching grass, paying labour that helped me to build my house. This is because I wanted to be independent. I then spent another part of my transfer to buy two cows at Ugx 870000. I spent the balance on feeding my family.
 
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access_time 2 years ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be in position to buy livestock and use it to marry my wife
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest happiest part of my day is in the afternoons after eating lunch.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship is lack of enough money to engage in extensive farming