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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is much better because I was in position to deposite for piece of land for farming. In the next few months I will cultivate grandnuts in it much as I have not completed paying for it. Before this cash transfer, I rented farm land from other community members which was expensive.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt excited because I got money for buying my own piece of land for farming.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I deposited for piece of land for farming worth UGX 1,700,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy oxen that will support in cultivation. This will improve the standard of living in my home the fact that food production will increase since I will have the opportunity to plant at the right time. This will enable me to take care of the education needs of my children because part of the harvest can be sold to raise money.
With this, my children can get a better future especially when they get employed.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am seated with my children.They relieve me off my wories.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness. I am not able to work as much as I would wish because of the pain that I go through. My husband is equally sick and he can not do heavy work. We have children who need our attention but we are both incapacitated by diseases. Life is a struggle for us.