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Stephen
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
52
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 13 days ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
This financial support has made it possible for me to construct an iron roofed house. My house is currently at the roofing level and I hope to complete it with the second transfer. Once the new house is complete, I will relieved from the burden of renovating my hut. I am currently sleeping in a grass thatched hut that requires renovation twice annually.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I learnt that I had got my money at around 5:00 AM, I became very happy because my plan to construct an iron roofed house was going to be attained.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase 3 trips of bricks, a trip of sand, 7 bags of cement, 5 bags of lime and paying construction workers.
 
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access_time 4 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will build iron-roofed house for my self. Iam sickly and rejected by woman due to my HIV/Aids status. My body is weak to cater for costs involved in maintaining agrass thatched house. I have failed in saving any money that would be spend on a crop farimg due to costs of routine house maintaince. I there feel building iron-roofed house will reduce these costs. The little money I may realise from other sources will be invested to boost crop farming hence increasing in production. This will improve my household economically and socially.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is evening hours. I feel lonely the whole day till evening hours. I move and witness people playing "mweso" game at Ocekere trading centre. This makes me feel relax and free in mind.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is poverty. Iam so poor and unable to sustain some needs like provision of proper beddings and feeding in my family. This is affecting my health a lot since Iam positvely living with the HiV/Aids virus.