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Merab
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
22
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the fact that I was able to get my pieces of farm land that will now enable me to farm and have personal produce and make me independent as I will have full authority over my produce. Prior to getting this money, I did not have where to farm and depended on the mercy of other people to get where to farm or food to eat. At times I had to do casual labor to raise money to enable me meet my daily expenses.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I felt happy receiving money at the time (Maternity) that I really needed it.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy household items such mattress, bed sheets, curtains, clothes, utensils, and food stuff. I then hired two pieces of farm land at Ugx 1000000. I then bought some maternity equipment that was needed at hospital since I was expecting.
 
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access_time 6 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means acquiring an acre of farm land. I am owning currently a quarter an acre of farm land whichbis not providing the required quantity of food in order to sustain my household. This land when acquired will support in increasing productivity and household resilience in order to make my household more self sustaining.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is at 4:00pm when I am done with my household chores. It's a resting time for me and that gives me joy that I can celebrate. Working throughout the day is very hectic and once I am done, I am happy.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my daily life is inadequate food for the household. Because of the little farm land that I own, I can not produce enough food which makes me and my family members more vulnerable to diseases due to the weak immunity.