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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is different because I have cultivated g-nuts on an acre of Agriculture land which I was not able to complete to pay for. I hope to sell off the g- nuts and buy Livestock ( oxen ) which will help me in ploughing my farm land. Prior to this transfer, I could to afford to buy Agricultural seedlings and off set the balance for this acre of land.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received money from GiveDirectly, I felt happy because of unconditional cash transfer from GiveDirectly.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I completed to pay for an acre of Agricultural land which I had deposited for before GiveDirectly programme worth UGX 800,000, bought Agricultrual seeds ( 2bags of g-nuts) worth UGX 160,000, paid labour for clearing farm land and weeding worth UGX 250,00, paid school fees worth UGX 300,000. There is a balance of UGX 190,000 which I'm planning to spend on building materials.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will build an ironsheet roofed house and also buy some piece of land for agriculture.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I wake up to go to the garden.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of money to provide for the family.