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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference is happiness knowing that I now have a cow that will be giving me milk, and the iron sheet roofed house will give me a break from searching for roofing grass every year.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy because I have never handled such an amount of money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was used to buy building materials such as cement, sand, iron sheets to be used to construct a house. In addition, I bought a cow, household items like a mattress and utensils.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means completing constructing my Permanent house that I had started but due to lack of enough resources, I failed to complete it. I currently sleep in a grass thatched house but it is not spacious enough to accommodate visitors.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I wake up healthy, that will be my happiest part of the day. Good health is very vital in order to start off with garden work which is my main source of support.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is inadequate source of income. My family benefits a lot from farming but it is not enough. I can not pay school fees for my children and neither can it complete construction of my permanent house towards a better living standard.