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Josephine
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
23
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($464 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that we can afford to eat three meals a day. My children are happy because they have decent clothes. In addition to this, we are constructing a two roomed house which when complete will accommodate the family. Previously, we were in a very absurd situation with no clues for the future. My health was deteriorating because I was developing ulcers due to stress and the burden at home.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was extremely very happy when I received the cash transfer message. From that moment I knew my life was never going to be the same again. This cash transfer was indeed going to transform my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first cash transfer to purchase construction materials such as 10 bags of cement, 4 bags of lime all worth UGX 300000.I purchased iron sheets worth UGX 350000 and sand worth UGX 160000 and bricks worth UGX 450000 and ventillators worth UGX 10400. I spent UGX 191000 was spent on transport altogether. I paid labour worth UGX 350000. We also purchased clothes worth UGX 30000 and food worth UGX 30000. The balance will be spent on any emergencies.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house. The one that I sleep in leeks. It is very inconviniencing when it rains especially at night because this involves standing and changing position here and there to avoid getting wet.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I am with my husband. We are able to plan on how best we can develop our family. It feels good to plan together with the husband.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is poverty. I do not have money to satisfy the needs of my household. Some times my children have had to move to neighbouring homes that seem to be better in terms of food because they know they can find something to eat. In a way, I can feel ashamed but with almost nothing to do because it is not that I don't want to provide for them. It is the condition at hand makes me behave the way I do.