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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have paid for a motorbike which is going to easy my movements and for transportation business. Secondly, I was in position to settle all the medical expenses for my wife. I am a construction worker but this motorbike is going to boost my family's income because when I have no construction worker, I will be doing transportation business with my bike.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I received a mobile money message at around 6:00 AM, I became very happy and told my wife the news then we agreed to go withdraw it that very day.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent UGX 1,000,000 to pay for a motorbike and UGX 700,000 I bought a bed and settled the medical expenses for my wife.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
My wish is to spend the money for buying farm land. I currently rent land for culivation and it's quite expensive and not productive hence my house hold realises very small out put from crop farming. Owning land will enable my household maximise crop farming hence increase in production. The produce obtained from farming will be used as food and some sold for providing other basic needs in my household.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is evening hours. Iam busy looking for ways of survival but only able to watch filims and some days foot ball as part of relieving stress.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The bigesst hardship I face currently is lack of enough food. The main reason is because I depend on rented land which is also not productivea atall. The little I get from crop farming can not sustain my family needs. My household members have no choice of food but eat what is available hence it's affecting thier health growth.