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1730250 UGX ($472 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have acquired a cow that is going to produce milk for home consumption and part will be sold to generate income. Secondly, I have bought a mattress and a bed that have given me comfortable night sleep. Previously, I was sleeping on mat that was hard. I didn't have enough money to buy a mattress and a cow since the money I got was for buying food.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I learnt that I had received my money at around 7:00 AM when my neighbour checked. I was overwhelmed by joy because I knew it will enable me acquire new beddings.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase a cow, a bed, mattress, 2 blankets, utensils, foodstuffs and paid medical bills.
access_time 11 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy oxen that will support in cultivation. I believe this will improve food productivity in my home. Both my husband and I are now old and we can not use a hand hoe. We do not have the energy that is required to clear a garden using small hand hoes.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I am seated with my grand children especially when they have returned from school. I like their stories.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of money to do the things I would like to do. I do casual labour to get some money for the household to survive on. From the time my husband broke down, I struggle alone to see to it that the needs of the household are met. I can not save any money to do other bigger things for my household.