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Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
Prior to receiving this transfer, my university daughter was at home because of the tuition balance. When I received the money immediately her tuition was paid and she was in position to return to the university. Secondly, I acquired a bicycle that has eased my movements. Previously, I walked long distances looking for drinking water and to seek medical treatment for my children.
Describe the moment when you received your money. How did you feel?
The moment I received my money, I was overwhelmed by joy because I knew my daughter's tuition was going to be paid.
What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to pay tuition for my daughter in the university, bought a bicycle, utensils, a mattress and paid a debt. I have not yet spent UGX 200,000 but I intend to spend it for buying bricks for building a kitchen.
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What does receiving this money mean to you?
Receiving this money means that I will buy bulls for ploughing. Right now, hiring the bulls to plough an acre of land is 100,000shs and this money sometimes is not available. Besides buying bulls, part of the money will be set a side for children's school fees. Some of my children are in a private secondary which requires payment of fees. My hope Is that when I provide better education to my children, then they will have better employment opportunities in future.
What is the happiest part of your day?
My happiest part of the day is evening. It's the part of the day when I have finished my daily work and everyone is at home. We as a family like chatting at this time of the day .
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
My biggest hardship is lack of Money do pay for my daughter who has just joined University.