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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that, I have bought cows that I intend to use for paying dowry for my grandson’s wife. Prior to receiving this transfer, I didn't have hope to pay cows for dowry much as my grand son had reached a stage of marriage. Furthermore, I am planning to plaster my house that had stayed for long without completion.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
When my grandson informed me that I had received my money, I became very because I had received the money that would enable me buy cows and materials for plastering my house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase 2 cows at UGX 1,300,000 that I intend to pay as dowry for my grandson's future wife. I have not yet spent UGX 400,000 but I planning to spent it to buy materials and pay labor for plastering my house.
access_time 3 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to go to hospital and get treatment.
I have been sick for so long but with no money to take care of medical bills.
With the money that I will receive, I am hopping that my health will improve because I will then have the capacity to go to a better health facility.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening especially after I have had supper.
This gives me the confidence that my day was a success.
I can then plan for the next day
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land.
The only piece that I have is so small that it can not produce enough food that can sustain my family. This makes me to go and work elsewhere to get some food/ money to supplement on the little that I am able to harvest.