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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am in the process of constructing an iron roofed house, I have already raised the wall with the first money with hope of completing it with the second transfer. To me this is a big difference because I currently sleep in the leaky grass thatched house. I have challenges when it comes to renovating this house , It is very expensive to buy poles and thatch.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment my daughter disclosed to me that the money was on the phone, I became so happy and I ululated.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent UGX 1,000,000 of my first transfer for raising a wall for an iron roofed house. I used UGX 100,000 for food and UGX 100,000 on purchase of school requirements for my child. I gave my husband UGX 500,000 to use as capital for running a bucher.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Building a permanent house is what receiving this money will mean to me. That will improve on my living conditions. The house I sleep in is grass thatched, when it rains, all bedding will be wet and some important items like documents. It's worse if it rains at night because we have to stand because it leaks all over.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the noon time. It's the time when me and my co wife have come back from the garden and we have the opportunity to interract. While in the garden, you are a lone and you do not have any one to talk to.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I face in my life is poor housing/accommodation. The house I sleep in leaks at night due to the holes made by rats. When it rains, it causes damage to household items like bedding and food. At night, it leaks all over and that means that we have to stay a wake until When it stops. This is a lot of inconvenience to my household and we have lost valuable items like documents to the leaky roof.