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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I am very pleased that I cleared the huge outstanding debt burden. This enabled me recover my two pieces of farmland. Previously, I had limited farmland and this affected the food supply in the household. This debt accrued due to the loan I acquired so as to pay school fees.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
I felt very happy when I read the mobile money message that day. I had very many obligations to settle before receiving this opportunity.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent the first cash transfer to pay a debt worth UGX 950,000 and UGX 480,000 was spent to buy a cow. The balance is being spent on food and other necessities at home.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means paying off debts incurred to recover my cultivation land used as security. This money borrowed was used to pay my children's school fees.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening after my children have returned from school because they give me good company at home.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship faced in my life is how to get enough money to pay children's school fees and also hospital bills when illness attacks the family.