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Nikalon
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
78
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($462 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life will soon change because in the next few months, I will sleep in a clean complete iron roofed house. Currently, I sleep in a dusty incomplete house. When my clothes fall down they get dirty.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy because I got money for plastering my incomplete house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have bought (2 trips of sand) worth UGX 120,000. There is a balance of 1,580,000 which I'm planning to spend on plastering my house, renting Agricultural land and treatment.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this i will renovate the house and buy some cows.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am resting after lunch.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is illness. I have a heart problem.