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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life will soon change after I have completed building my permanent house. I'm left with plastering it and fixing the doors and windows. I'm now very sure of sleeping in a permanent house. Currently, I'm still occupying a leaking thatched house. In addition, I'm nolonger a burden to my neighbours because I used to begg for utensils from them.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy because I got financial support from GiveDirectly which has enabled me build a permanent house.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought building materials( 3 trip of bricks, 4 bags of cement, timber, sand, iron sheets and nails) worth UGX 1700,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Sleeping in an iron roofed house is what receiving this money means to me. That will improve on my living conditions as opposed to the grass thatched house that I sleep in now. It has a leaky roof coupled with grass which is now scarce and difficult to find. I will be relieved from the burden of looking for it for long distances and meeting high costs of collecting it.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the noon time. This is because it will find me free and around my home. It's the time I meet with neighbours who share their stories with me because I do not have any one to interact with through out the night and part of the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship in my life is lack of a credible source I income in order to finance most of my household activities. I would have built an iron roofed house long ago but due to lack of financial support, I could not make my dream come true.