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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The big difference in my life is that, I am no longer sickly since I received the money because I have at least two meals in a day. Before I got the money, my family could have a meal in a day and majorly ate one type of locally available source(greens). Once in a while we went to bed hungry.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the money, I felt so happy and releived because I was going settle challenges that I had. I knelt down to thank God for the transfers and asked him to guide me to spend my money well.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my first transfer for buying bricks, timber and 11 iron sheets which I intend to use for constructing an iron roofed house. The balance of the money was spent on food and for treating my self.
access_time 10 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to build an iron roofed house based on the fact that grass is so scarce these days.
I will also buy a piece of land that I can cultivate in order to increase food priductity in my household.
This will save me from the burden of buying food.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I am seated with other members of my family.
I feel relaxed when interacting with them.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land.
I am not able to cultivate as much as I should because of limitations of space.
As such, I am forced to buy food because I can not produce my own.
I do casual labour to earn some money which I spend on food items and any other needs of my household.