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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Being able to take my children to a private boarding school where there is quality education is a very big difference in my life. If I had not received the money my children would have been in a poor performing day school.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I saw the mobile money message, I became so happy which was evidenced by laughter. I thanked God for bringing GiveDirectly to send us such help.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer for paying school fees worth UGx 900,000 for 3 children. I bought a metallic door at UGX 200,000, a cow of UGX 400,000. I have saved the balance of UGX 200,000 for hiring an acre of land for a period of two years.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I can buy construction materials for renovating the house I currently sleep in and also build another iron roofed house. I would like to build another house because the one I sleep in can't accommodate me and my children.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning. This is as a result of the excitement to face a new day in strength with hope of making ends meet.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced is poor health of my children. They often fall sick and in most cases I can't afford better treatment for them since I don't have enough money to meet the medical bills.