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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because I renovated my permanent house which was leaking. I now sleep very well as opposed when I slept on a dump mattress. Secondly, I have repossessed my farm land after paying of the debt which had taken me five years.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt happy because I got money for buying household goods and paying off a debt.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying building materials ( iron sheets, timber, nails, 1 bag of cement) worth UGX 300,000, bought household items( a bed, 3 mattresses, utensils and curtains) worth UGX 500,000, bought food( cassava flour, meat, fish and beans)worth UGX 300,000 and cleared a debt worth UGX 600,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be able to buy a cow. I only produce crops for consumption hence unable to save money which can help in Educating my children. This cow may produce and multiple in future as an asset for Educating my children. Also I intend to purchase household items like utensils and beddings which are serious lacking in my family.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My better hours in aday is afternoon especially after lunch. I feel relax after my children eating hence it's possible to have a rest.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack of enough money to enable me fulfill somes dreams. I feel like living with my family members better living standards but due to little money ,it's quite making as gamble alot. My household lacks most of the household items like plates, beddings hence they sleep on mats.