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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest change in my daily life is that I live a stress free life because I bought an ox and household items. In the past, I toiled hard in other people's farm land in order to have them assist me to plough my farm land but this will never be the case again. In addition, I had a big shortage in household items most especially utensils and clothes and this affected my self esteem and often times led to stress.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I received the message of the money in my phone. I thanked God for the blessing of this transfer since it was the first of its kind.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my first transfer to buy an ox and household goods such as a bed, a mattress, bed linen, utensils, and clothes.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will buy livestock. In these are goats, chicken and cows for both raising and as oxen. I will also buy an ox-plough that will help in ploughing the fields. We are currently using hand hoes for this which affects our out puts but with an ox-plough, our outputs will go high of which we shall have enough food for both home consumption and selling. If thers is any balance, I will buy some beddings for adults and children because the ones we have apparently are not good.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon after my children have had a meal.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my household is lack of agricultural equipments for agriculture. And yet it is agriculture which is our source of survival.