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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that l am now staying in a nice spacious comfortable house as compared to before when I was staying in a very small house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment l received the transfer l was very happy but l could not show it for security purposes.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent most of the transfer to build iron roofed house since l was staying in a very small thatched leaky house where l used to be worried in raining season. I also spent the transfer to buy dairy cow, this will save me from spending money to buy milk from my neighbors. The remaining balance l spent to clear fee balance for my son who completed his secondary school.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means relief from stress and worries in life. I would like to construct a new house that is modern and spacious. My current house is profusely leaking and small in size.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I get paid for the casual labor that I offer and buy food for my family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing in life is lack of money to built a better house. I am sometimes forced to be for sleeping space in other people's houses during rainy season. This makes me feel unhappy.