We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time.
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
This financial assistance enabled me acquire cows that are going to help me address any need that arises and provide milk. Secondly, I paid off the debt that I had and I have repossessed my piece of land that the money lender had taken. Before receiving this transfer, I had given up on recovering my piece of land because of the shortage of money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I received my money at around 4:00 AM, I was over whelmed by joy at that moment because I knew I was going to pay off my debt and recover my land.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase 2 cows at UGX 1,000,000, paid off a debt at UGX 500,000 and a mattress at UGX 80,000. I have not yet spent UGX 120,000 but I am planning to spend it to purchase seeds and pay for ploughing.
access_time over 4 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will build an ironsheets house so that I can cut the expenditure on replacing grass almost quarterly. This house will be strong enough to even be occupied by my grandchildren in future. I will also buy some cows that I will use for both agriculture and diary. This will boost my income because I will be selling some of the milk produced and also hire out the bulls for ploughing fields.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I am sitted with other family members having the lunch meal.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of land for practicing agriculture. This is because there is no money to even hire agricultural and.