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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am no longer stressed because I got some money to deposit for the piece of land that I had started paying for. Secondly, I now have solar light in my home. My children feel happy and they thanked me for buying the solar because even when it becomes dark they can still continue playing. Prior to receiving the transfer, the land seller was giving me pressure to pay more money which I did not have. I was also using a torch for light yet dry cells we expensive to buy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
It was at 3:00 am when I received the mobile money message, I became so happy and thanked God for the transfer. I called the land seller to let him know that I was going to deposit more money for land because he was pressurizing me.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I deposited UGX 1,000,000 of my first transfer for a piece of land. I bought a solar,battery,clothes, paid school fees for my child and used the balance for repairing the motorcycle.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I am going to purchase land. Where I am right now is just a small plot of land that can not support agriculture.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning because I wake up with energy ready for the days work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in my household is limited land for agriculture. That has made me produce little that can all be consumed at home leaving nothing for sale so as to meet other basics like medical care and education of children.