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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My daily life is different now because I am happy owning my own oxen that will help me to cultivate on time and improve my harvests. I therefore will be relived from the issue of begging for oxen from other people to plough for me as they come in at a later stage when the seasons are done. This will help me curb the famine problem that has also been a challenge to me.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy knowing that I was going to fulfill my dream of owning my own oxen.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer Ugx 1620000 to buy two bulls.
I then used the balance and bought some three bed blankets.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy oxen and an ox-plough to support my farming activity.
This will solve the problem of late cultivation which has always led to low yields because of the unfavourable whether conditions that affect the crops.
With this same money, I hope to buy cows that can reproduce and also provide milk for my family.
I believe by taking milk, I will be healthier.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening.
I am able to get knowledge on how best to manage my family .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of oxen. Since I don't have my own to support in farming, I am forced to wait until I can hire.
Some times I wait so much that even when I plant, I am not able to get good yields hence food shortage.