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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is the feeling of pride seeing that I was able to get proper bedding for my entire family. Compared to before where we slept on mats and heaps of clothes for beds, my family now sleeps comfortably.
In addition to the above, I am delighted that I was able to get back my farm land that will relieve me from the issue of doing casual labour to feed and take care of my family. With my farm land, I can now farm freely, feed my family and even sale off some food stuffs to cater for the day to day expenses.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so happy for being among the beneficiaries of this project.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to get back my farm land at Ugx 1000000
I then bought iron sheets that I used to roof my house that I had built but failed to get money to roof it.
I also bought a bed, three mattress, three pairs of bed sheets, a goat and stocked food to feed my family.
I then build another grass thatched house that would accommodate my children and other visitors.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means buying basic necessities that are lacking in my household like bedding, utensils, clothes,to mention. Currently, I have very few utensils, I sleep on pieces of an old matress and torn bed sheets.The balance of the money, I will spend it on constructing a permanent house that is iron roofed in order to avoid the stress of thatching houses every year. The house I sleep in is grass thatched and termites are destroying it on daily basis.
What is the happiest part of your day?
He happiest part of my day is at around 12:00AM when I have got what my family will feed on. That makes me happy because I know that the day's meals have been catered for and I start to plan for the next day on a full stomach/when I know that I will eat today.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of food in my household. I had mortgaged two acres of land to my neighbour in order to get money for paying medical bills of my child. I did not cultivate the whole of last year and only paid the debt this year, I started growing crops this year and currently, the food I eat, I buy on daily basis.