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Jesca's family
Subsistence farming
Standard Uganda
Upcoming Stage
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($468 USD)
access_time 8 months ago
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The big difference in my life is that I have been able to afford proper medical attension and I am feeling better. I also sleep on a better mattress now. If I had not received the transfer,I would have sold the food in order to get money for treatment hence leaving me with nothing to eat.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment my son told me that the money was in my phone, I became so happy and I thanked God for the transfers.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I used my first transfer for paying my medical bill buying sand and murram that I am going to use for plastering my house. I have the balance of UGX 900,000 which I intend to use for buying the other construction materials and paying for labour.
access_time 10 months ago
What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this means that I will be able to complete my iron-roofed house. I will plaster the wall and put cement on the floor to make it desent. The rains will not wash off my house wall and it can stay longer for generation.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of the day is afternoon especially after lunch. I relax under my shade trying to internalize ways of managing life. This has enable me get way forwad in life
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I face is poverty. Iam an old woman and coupled with being a widow life is really hard to manage. I only survive on casual labour which is not reliable hence Iam unable to provide other basic needs in my family.