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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life's biggest difference is having money at hand. This is because I can pick and use it as I please and I was able to boost my Clinic business. Although I had a Clinic running, it was always difficult to make ends meet since it hardly had enough drugs to sell.
In addition to this, I am happy that most people in my community got these transfer. This is because they now can afford to buy drugs compared to before when someone would come and take medicine on credit and take almost forever to pay it back. This kept my business at low levels.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy that I would be in position to boost my business.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer Ugx 360000 to boost my Clinic business.
I then bought two heads of cattle at Ugx 1000000.
I then bought some household items such bed sheets, utensils, food and others that I do not recall.
I am still saving up Ugx 100000 that I plan to use to shop for my daughter.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will buy a motorcycle that will help me in transportation and as a boda boda. This motorcycle boda boda business will help generate sustainability income for our household as we shall also be hiring it out occassionally.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon after having lunch with my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is illness. This illness took a lot of money that I even had to exhaust my savings.