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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am currently sleeping in grass thatched hut that leaks whenever it rains. Upon receiving my first money, I decided to buy construction materials and the construction work is going on. Once my iron roofed house is complete, I will be relieved from my current leaking roof. In addition, I have acquire new decent clothes for my self and family members that has made me very happy.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I became very happy upon learning that I had received my money from GiveDirectly because I knew that, I would be in position to construct a better house and feed well.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase to 2 trips of bricks, 5 bags of cement, a trip of sand, a trip of murram, food stuffs and clothes. I have not yet spent UGX 700,000 but I plan to spend it for buying irons sheets, timber and pay construction labour.
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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.