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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is happiness to see that I have a cow as an asset at home, then secondly, I also sleep with bedsheets nowadays, unlike before.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy because I have never held such an amount of money in a life time.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
My first transfer was spent to a cow, and bed-sheets. The balance is being saved for unforeseen happening.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I have been living a single life for a very long time and now I see this as an opportunity for me to get a partner. So, when I get this money, I will use part of it as dowry to acquire myself a spouse who will help me with home related work like laundry, cooking and many more. I will also buy other household items like utensils, beddings, furniture and clothing because the ones I have currently are very old and not in good order.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon when I have got myself a lunch meal. Its because I hardly eat good meals because I don't have money.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack of money to put my life in a good social standard. I hardly have 3 meals a day and even have difficulty in providing for myself good medical attention in times of sickness.