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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
There's a big change in my daily life in such a way that, I currently live a very normal and peaceful life because I was able to clear all my debts, pay school fees for my children, procure iron sheets and bought household items that were missing in my family. In the past, my children were on and off from school because of fees which is no longer the case thanks to GiveDirectly for empowerment.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
My heart was filled with joy when I saw a mobile money message on my phone. I woke up and left the bed while laughing on top of my voice because it was like a miracle to me to have received such big sums of money.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent some money on paying school fees for my children, Paid a debt, Bought iron sheets and purchased household items plus feeding.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means I will be able to take care of the education needs of my children and roof the house that I started to build in Bukedea town.
What is the happiest part of your day?
I am happiest in the evening when I am talking to my husband.
I feel remembered though he is out of home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship that I am faced with is taking care of the education needs of my children.
I have many children who go to school but providing for them is a charllage.
My husband is a soldier but his salary alone can not sustain the needs of the family.
Some times I have had to sell off food in order to raise money that can support in proving scholastic needs.
The effect of this usually is food shortage yet I can not run from it.