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Simon's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
Upcoming Stage
Next Payment
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1728300 UGX ($471 USD)
access_time over 5 years ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life is better because I bought a bull for ploughing my farm land with much more ease and efficiency. Before, It was hard and costly because I had to hire manual labourers to work for me. In addition, I repossessed the land which I will use to farm my crops. In the past I used to just rent gardens.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my transfer, I felt happy. This is because, I was going to use it to pay off a debt and acquire a bull which will help in ploughing my farm land.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I paid off a debt and repossessed the land which was used as collateral worth UGX 400,000 and purchased Livestock i.e a calf and a bull worth UGX 1,300,000.
access_time over 5 years ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means i will buy cattle for my bride price and the balance i will recover our family land
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is in the evening while sharing stories with my friends
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggiest hardship in my life is lack of a wife to help make a family.