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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
This transfer is going to enable me construct a decent kitchen for my family since I have already purchased construction materials. I am currently cooking in a grass thatched kitchen that I renovate yearly yet thatch is scare. The grass thatched roof is a home for rats, termites and lizards which are not healthy to have in a kitchen.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I got the money I became very happy and I ululated becauee it marked the end of missery in my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my first transfer for buying 3 trips of bricks, 1 of aggregate and 2 of sand. I bought curtains, a radio and food. The balance was spent on logging trees for timber.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means great joy to me because, my desires will be fulfilled. I'm currently sick, therefore when I receive this money, part of it will go for treatment. I intend also to construct an iron roofed house for the family because my current grass thatched house is being attacked by termites and they have started eating the grass. Buying grass is also expensive because they are transported from a distant village.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is Lunch time. Usually during this time, my grandchildren like playing and dancing to the music coming from the neighbourhood. This makes me happy always.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is sickness. I am faced with sickness of the spine and there is no money for treatment. This has affected my garden work.