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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because through this cash transfer, I was able to increase capital for my produce business (millet) which I plan to sell when the market price increases. Previously, I had little capital which could not meet the demand of my customers thus forcing my business to be on and off.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy because I'm going to build permanent house which I did not manage to build before.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought build materials ( 2 trips of bricks) worth UGX 500,000, and I stocked produce (millet) worth UGX 460,000. There is a balance which she could not say but plans to spend it on building her permanent house.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house since grass is hard to find, buy a cow that can provide for me milk and also take care of future eventualities, buy a piece of land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I know my business made profit.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land.
I have only a small piece of land which is not able to sustain the needs of my family.
As such, I try all that I can to hire but this is not easy.
Some times, I brew local alcohol in order to raise some money but this is not sustainable.
It is common for me to use up capital based on the need.
I am not able to save and buy land as it would be my wish.