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1730250 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 4 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I acquired a bicycle that has eased my transportation and I have purchased most of the household items(utensils, water drum, mattress, bed sheets and clothes) that were lacking in my home. Furthermore, I bought 2 cows that will help with my children's education. Prior to receiving this transfer, I didn't have a bicycle and transporting agricultural produce from the farm was a great challenge
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I became very happy because I was to acquire a bicycle and all the household items that I needed(mattress,bed sheets, utensils and clothes).
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy 2 cows at UGX 950,000, solar at UGX 160,000, UGX 590,000 I bought clothes, a mattress, bed sheets, utensils, bicycle, water drum and foodstuffs.
access_time over 4 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means we shall be able to buy oxen and an ox plough that will support in farming.
Many times we delay to open up fields for farming and this effects the harvest.
We also hope to buy household items using this same money.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am seated with other people.
I am able to learn from others.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money.
We don't have any income generating activity so we do casual labour to earn some money.
It is for this reason that we have not been able to buy oxen.
We also don't have enough land because there is no money to buy.