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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so excited about it because I had never held such a big amount of money.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
My life is different now because I was able to get back our farm lands that will now help in having unlimited land to cultivate unlike before when we had remained with only one piece of land to farm on.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I spent my first tranafer Ugx 1620000 to get back my farm lands that we had given up in exchange for money to cater for some urgent issues then.
I then spent the balance of my transfer to but some household items and food.
access_time 5 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy some cows that can reproduce and support my family in future. I believe this will well support especially the education needs of my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I am at the centre with fellow women. I earn better ideas.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land. Currently, I have only a small potion that is not able to support me well.
I almost have no where to cultivate yet I have a family to feed.