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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is different in that I am happy because I have started to build my permanent house which is at ring beam level. I am sure of sleeping in better structure soon after completing with construction. Currently, I am sleeping in a thatch house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt happy because I was going to build a permanent house for myself.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I have spent my first transfer on buying building materials ( 10 bags of cement, 2 trips of bricks, 3 trips of sand, iron sheets, nails and timber) worth UGX 950,000, paid labour worth UGX 350,000, food worth UGX 100,000. There is a balance of UGX 300,000 which I plan to spend on buying doors and windows.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will be in position to build iron-roofed house for my family members. I started building a house that has stay for almost five years at wall level due to limited chances of getting money. My family members are suffering staying in a roaten grass thatched houses which leak a lot whenever it rains hence they sleep under coldness. Givedirectly transfers will enable me complete this house hence providing better acommodation for my family members. They will no longer continue suffering coldness once this house is complete.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My children are able to tell me thier wishes in the evening hours. This makes planning easy in my home. It's this time we joke and laugh with each other.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is lack poverty. I tried investing some money on house construction but with no more income generating activity, Iam really very poor. My family members face food shortages hence some times they sleep with hunger. This is affecting their healthy growth.