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Joseph's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 3 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have owned a motorbike that does transportation business and in a day a get a profit of UGX 15,000- 20,000 that I use for running my family(farming and buying foodstuffs). I also save part of the profits for future use(repairing my motorbike and for treatment in case any family member falls sick). Previously, I had a great challenge of feeding my 3 sons because I didn't have a stable source of income.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I was overwhelmed by joy because I had got money for buying a motorbike and from then I knew that poverty is coming to an end.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase a second hand motorbike, a mattress, a bed and 5 pieces of iron sheets that I will use for constructing an iron roofed house.
access_time 4 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to get a good sleeping place. I will build an iron roofed house that I can comfortably sleep in and if by any chance I have some balance, I will buy a motorcycle with which I can offer boda-boda services. This will generate some income for me and make my life better.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the morning when I wake up healthy. I am able to work and get food for the day.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to do the things I would love to do. Currently, I am sick and I can not work at the same pase with the rest of the people. I can not do garden work and yet that would be the ideal. I am motorist offering boda-boda services but it is not rewarding enough because I am not able to satisfy my financial need. The motorcycle that I am using is for someone else who also needs his share at the end of every week. Life is not easy.