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Mary
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
57
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time 9 days ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because through this transfers I acquired 2 bulls for ploughing my farm land on time compared to before when I hired from other people. In addition, I'm also happy that my children will this term concetrating on their studies since I completed to pay their tution. Previously, I paid in installement and they ended being cashed from school.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received the transfer, I felt very happy because I have never held such an amount of money in my life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought 2 bulls worth UGX 1,000,000, paid school fees for my 2 children who are in secondary level worth UGX 500,000 and bought food worth UGX 200,000.
 
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access_time 2 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Owning oxen is what receiving this money means to me. I will purchase oxen that will support my household in opening land for easy and timely crop cultivation. I spend the little money that I get from the sale of part of thenproduce in order to hire oxen for traction which is very expensive for me at my old age. In our culture, we use oxen for traction which is relatively cheaper than hiring or purchasing a tractor.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is around 1:00pm. It finds me when I have finished garden work, eaten and now reluxing with neighbours. It's The time I get information through engaging my neighbours, that puts a smile on my face.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of a reliable source of income that would support me meets most I my family needs. I am a widow and being single handed, it's challenging to find a credible source of income that supports me. What I receive is mainly from the sale of income which I not sufficient.