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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have acquired a cow that I intend to pay as dowry to my wife's parents. In addition, I have bought a bicycle that has made my movements easy. Before receiving this transfer, I didn't have enough for buying a bicycle and a cow.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I learnt that I had received my money in the morning and I became very happy because I had got the money to address my pressing needs.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my transfer to purchase a cow at UGX 1,000,000, bicycle at UGX 250,000, clothes at UGX 100,000, Paid off a debt at UGX 200,000, I gave my spouse and daughter UGX 150,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Givedirectly transfers will enable me marry a wife. I will spent the money to buy animals (cows and goasts) for marrying my spouse. This will make me recognised by my in-laws as their son in- law hence benefiting all traditional rights.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My best moments are in the evening hours while at Apade trading centre. Iam able to chat with friends about how to over come some challenges at home. This has driven me in solving home issues.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face currently is lack of farm land. Iam so much desiring to invest in farming but due lack of land all my plans have been distorted . My family lives in miserable life since I can not afford providing neccessities as required for head of family.