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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I have got the chance to purchase the materials that I intend to use for constructing a spacious permanent iron roofed house, secondly, I now own a bull that I will use in the near by future for marrying a wife. Previously, I desired to have a bigger, decent house and cows for paying dowry as tradition demands for marriage but I could not afford.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I was very happy and surprised when I received the money on my phone because it had never happened before, to me it was a blessing.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for purchasing a cow of UGX 800,000, Iron sheets at UGX 260,000, bricks at UGX 400,000. I used the balance for buying a mattress, clothes, food.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to start up a business from the nearby centre and have more money.
I have always worked hard hopping to get money with which to make my dream of starting a business come to pass but I never got the opportunity. I have never had capital to begin With.
However, with this chance that has come, I will be able to work and start a new life.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I have been paid for a day's work.
The money paid to me can help me in attaining what I need in my life.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is lack of money to do the things I would like to do.
At my age, I need a wife but I have not been able to marry because I don't have the finances. I can not bring somebody's daughter here as a wife when I can not take care of her. I don't have any source of income.