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Hellen's family
Hellen
landscapeCountry:
uganda
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
34
workCampaign
Standard Uganda
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Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
1730250 UGX ($469 USD)
access_time 1 month ago
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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
My life has changed because with this cash transfer, I was able to pay school fees for my children who are in boarding which I never thought I could have managed since I had nothing to sell. We can also afford to have all meals in a day. Before, I depended on loans to pay their fees and we could only have one meal in a day.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I got money, I felt happy because I got money for paying fees for my children and stocking food.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
Paid school fees for 2 children who are in boarding section worth UGX 1,200,000, bought food worth UGX 280,000, bought clothes and shoes worth UGX 180,000 and transport worth UGX 12,000.
 
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access_time 3 months ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
When I receive this money, I will buy a plot of land and build a commercial house for rent at the trading centre. This is because there are no good commercial houses around our area so this initiative will be a good income generating activity for our household.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoon after garden work and we are seated as a family.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship Ivhave faced is lack of money to cater for our children's education, medical care and feeding.