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Stephen
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
72
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is seeing that my house is being beautified as it is being renovated (plastered and cemented). My wife will now be relieved from the issue of always smearing the house using dung and instead just be mopping it.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I felt happy that I immediately thought of paying off my tithe.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay tithe at Ugx 170000. I then bought some building equipment and materials such as wheelbarrow, two spades, hand hoes, five bags of cement, three trips of sand that I am using to renovate (Plaster) my house. I am saving up some money that I will use as need arises.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will buy cement for plastering my house. The floor of my house is dusty and it will attract some diseases like cough it it's not plastered. The balance of the money will be used for construction of the toilet since the current one is getting full.
What is the happiest part of your day?
Evening is my happiest part of the day. It's the time that everyone is at home and we like sharing the word of God at this time of the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of money to educate my children. Though they are in a government school, I have to pay some money and purchase other requirements like books, uniform,etc.