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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Previously, I did not own many household property. I am very happy that I was able to purchase these items with the cash transfers. That is my joy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was woken up by a mobile money message that morning.
When I read it, I could not believe it that GiveDirectly had sent the cash transfers as promised. I was puzzled and happy at the sametime.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I purchased two cows worth UGX1150000. I bought a mattress worth UGX120000 and saucepans worth UGX30000 and plates worth UGX40000 and cups worth UGX10000 and food basket worth UGX15000. I bought plastic chairs worth UGX75000 and a suitcase worth UGX25000. I paid off a debt worth UGX150000. I also bought clothes with the balance.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will able to acquire more cultivation land, and livestock to be kept as an asset for future money demands when sold. At present, I only have one piece of garden to cultivate, with no livestock as a household asset.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning having taken a rest at night and waking up realising my health is fine.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship faced in life is shortage of land to cultivate more food stuff, and not enough money to even meet hospital bills or start a money generating activity like a small busines.