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Micheal's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
Upcoming Stage
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access_time 18 days ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to complete the construction of my house, buy oxen that can support in food productivity. By so doing, my family will be in a better position to develope because more food can be produced such that part can be sold in order to raise money that can take care of other household needs and another portion left for the family to feed on.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am at the centre with friends. I am able to get updated.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of farm land. My late father sold a bigger portion of the land that he had and only left a small piece for us to share among ourselves. I am not able to farm as I would wish to because I am limited by space. I don't have money to buy more land so I try my best to hire which is also expensive. This requires that I sell off part of the harvested food so as to raise money for hire. This has always led to food shortage in my home.