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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has improved because through this transfer, I built a new grass thatched house for myself and also shifted my children a leaking house to a better one with mattresses. In addition, I also acquired livestock ( a cow and a goat) for future use like paying school fees. In the past, I never thought of owning any becauae there was no money.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I felt very happy because my standard of living was going to change.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I bought building materials( 1 trip of bricks and grass) worth UGX 420,000, paid labour worth UGX 40,000, bought clothes /household goods ( mattress, utensils, pair of bedsheets, a blanket and chairs) worth UGX 490,000 and livestock (a cow and a goat)worth UGX 750,000.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to buy a piece of land that I can cultivate. The only piece that I have is not enough for my household. Some times I borrow some space from neighbours just to have something planted so as to feed the family. Buying land will save me from many hard situations that I am facing now.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when my children have had a meal. I now for sure that they are satisfied.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is inadequacy of food to feed my children. I do casual labour most of the time so as to earn some food/money for sevival. The major cause of this is the inadequacy of land for cultivation.