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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because I acquired an additional ox for ploughing my farm land. My work load will soon reduce this season as opposed to when I worked so hard with local tools like a hoe. Secondly, my children and I can afford to dress well because we bought clothes.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very excited because I was sure of acquiring an additional ox and clothes for my children.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought an ox, a goat and a cow worth UGX 1,420,000, bought clothes/ household goods ( a bed ) worth UGX 190,000, paid medical bills worth UGX 30,000 and bought food worth 70,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means my family has got an opportunity to build an iron sheet roofed house. This will give a break from regularly changing grass whenever it starts leaking during rainy season.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is night because that's the time I take a rest from the hard work.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship faced currently is feeding since I don't have enough cultivation land for food grops.Whenever the little grown is consumed, it's a budern on my head to find food for the children.