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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my daily life is having managed to buy a cow that I am eagerly waiting to enjoy the milk since it is soon calving. In addition to this, I am delighted as well because I was able to start up an income generating activity through the tomatoes that I buy and later resell. Prior to getting this money, I only survived through casual labor.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt so delighted that I thanked God for this kind of favor.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to buy a cow at Ugx 700000.
I then bought some household items such as two pairs of bed sheets, mattress, chairs, clothing, utensils and feeding.
I hired two pieces of farm land at Ugx 200000.
I used the balance of Ugx 250000 to start up a buying and selling tomato business.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
I plan to buy livestock with this money when I recieve it. My bride price hasn't been fully paid so this could enable my spouse to complete it and also get the oxen for ploughing my farm land.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is late cultivation of crops which has brought about food shortage in my family. This is due to the absence of my own oxen to plough on time. I have always had to wait for other people with oxen to finish ploughing their own land before they can help me as well. And this has often happened late in the rainy season.