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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
There is a change in my life now, I have constructed a safe and spacious iron roofed house which I hope to move into after plastering, fixing the doors and windows. Currently I am sleeping in a hut with a leaky roof and I worry that it may collapse on me any time since there cracks on the wall.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I became happy because the money was going to enable me construct a decent house for my self.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent all my token transfer for constructing an iron roofed house because the condition of the hut I am currently sleeping in is not good.
access_time 10 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to retrive the piece of land that I leased to take care of the barrial expences of my late wife, build an iron roofed house because the one I have is grass thatched and it leaks.
I also hope to buy beddings and a cow that may be sold in order to raise money that can take care of my barrial expences.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the noon time when I am with my children.
They console and encourage me.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is having limited space for cultivation.
At the time when I lost my wife, I leased out a bigger portion of my land so as to raise money that would enable me to take care of the barrial expences.
I have only a small potion left for me to cultivate and it is for this reason that I have always had food shortage in my home.