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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the great improvement I see within my home. This is in terms of the items I bought such as mattresses and blankets that have given descent beds to my family members; the consistent feeding that my family is receiving; and then seeing my house in a better state.
Before getting money from GiveDirectly, I used to (still doing so) brew local alcohol to meet all the needs of my family.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money I felt so overwhelmed with joy as I had got money that would help me solve some issues in my home.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer Ugx 500000 to buy six bags of cement, one trip of sand, paying and feeding labor that helped me to plaster my house.
I then bought livestock such as six chicken, and three goats at Ugx 360000.
I also bought two mattresses, two blankets, clothing, all this totaling to Ugx 340000.
I am using the balance of the money to cater for some day to day expenses such as medical issues, feeding among others.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I plan to buy livestock and to pay my children's fees with this money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is lack enough money to meet the family needs such as school fees.