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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
There is a big difference in my life now because I have purchased construction materials and I am hopeful that soon we shall build an iron roofed house. Being old, this money has saved us from the struggle of looking for thatch for renovating the our hut yearly.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt good and happy the whole village was ululating as a sign of happiness.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for buying 11 bags of cement, 2 trips of sand, 3 of bricks, and 1 of murram. Additionally, I bought clothes, food and a basin. I gave my children and parent gifts worth UGX 75,000 and paid a debt of UGX 200,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will spend it for building iron-roofed house. Iam aging up with little energy to look for thatching grass, on top of that the grass is becoming costly due to population pressure. I will be able to live a desent life till my death without any stress of buying building materials each year once I build a better house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is afternoon hours .Iam able to engage into some domestic activities after eating lunch with my family members. This because from morning I have no time to do other activities since Iam sorting for what my family members can eat.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is my spouse is so sickly and he can not do any work to assist me in sustaining the family needs. Iam left with no noice but to manage the family affairs alone like farming, providing basic needs for now over 10 years. The status of family members is so miserable since I cannot afford what is necessary. My children have ended up dropping out of school because Iam un able to raise fees.