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Stella
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
34
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is that, I have bought the required building materials(cement, bricks, iron sheets, timber, nails and binding wire) that I intend to use for constructing an iron roofed house. This house is going to relieve me from the burden of looking for thatch. Before, I moved long a distance to look for thatch to renovate my house.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy the moment I received my money because I had never got such a large sum of money in my entire life.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to purchase 3 trips of bricks, 16 pieces of iron sheets, timber, 4 bags of cement, nails and binding wire all together at UGX 1,513,000 that I am to use for constructing an iron roofed house. I also bought food at UGX 87,000 and saved UGX 100,000 for paying labour.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money is a means of help from givedirectly for bulding my own house.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is morning especially when I get up and am fine .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Th biggest hardship which I face in my family is limited land for farming .