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Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy because I was going to buy livestock for paying bride price( dwory) for my daughter-in-law.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life since you started receiving payments from GiveDirectly.
The biggest difference in my life is that through this cash transfer, my daughter in-law who is suffering from complicated pregnancy managed to access better medical services from private clinics. In addition, I also acquired livestock which I intend to use pay as bride price ( dwory) for my daughter in-law. In the past, I could not afford to give her parents dwory or her medical bills.
What did you spend your most recent transfer(s) on?
I spent my transfer on buying a cow and three calves worth UGX 1250,000, paid medical bills worth UGX 300,000 and bought food worth UGX 150,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to retrive all the property that we leased out in order to raise money that would take care of our son's treatment bills at the time when he got an accident. Most things like land, an ox-plough plus many others were given away just to save his life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time when my wife is feelling better in her health. It gives me hope that she will live.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is sickness. My wife has been sick for a very long time and as such, a lot of money is required to see to it that she gets medical attention. Whatever little money that I am able to earn is spent on clearing medical bills and yet I work single handedly. She can not work because of her health condition.