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Ruth
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
21
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($460 USD)
access_time 2 months ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is being able to easily acquire the things I will be using in hospital during my delivery. This was not going to be easy as I was going to keep doing casual labor to raise money to cater for these needs. In addition to this, I am happy now days because I was able to get back my land. This land will help me to do extensive farming.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy and anxious. This is because while I was being enrolled, I had my plans such as getting back my land, buying building materials, among others and this was going to be met.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent part my first transfer Ugx 700000 to get back land that had been given out in exchange for money that was used to cater for the funeral rights of my mother in law. I then bought some building materials such as iron sheets and cement at Ugx 900000. I plan to use these to build my house when I get the second transfer. Since I am pregnant, I used some money Ugx 100000 to shop for some things that will be needed in hospital during my delivery.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will build a low cost ironsheets house because currently replacing grass on the house is expensive. There is scarcity of thatching grass in the region because of prolonged dry spells. My husband staked some piece of land as collateral for getting a loan to pay some dowry to my parents. So, this will be an opportunity for us to pay back the money and regain our piece of land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is usually the time I finnish having a good meal. So this means its always in the afternoon.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is lack of money to cater for the household's basic needs like medical care, good, utilities and many other necessities.