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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because I managed to add on another bull for ploughing my farm. I now own two bulls. In addition, I have cleared off debts which were burdening me. Before this cash transfer, I had to enter into an agreement for us to put our bulls together since each of us had one bull which was not enough to plough the farm land. I also had sleepless nights because I had no capacity to off set my debts. If it was not for this cash transfer, I would have been taken to police by the people I owe. Thanks to GiveDirectly for the support.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received money, I felt very happy because I was going to clear off debts which were burdening me and buying another bull for ploughing my farm.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought a bull worth UGX 800,000, paid off debts worth UGX 850,000 and repaired my bicycle worth UGX 50,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will first renovate my house so that it gets a new look. I will also buy bulls and an ox-plough that will help in ploughing the fields. We have been paying for this services but when we get our own, it will ease our work. We shall also hire it out so that we get extra income.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up with no pain in any part of my body.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is illness. I was operated recently and this has limited my input in most work at home.