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John
John is 25 years old. He is married and has one child. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow maize, beans and cassava. They also have cows, goats, chickens, pigs and rabbits.

John looks forward to becoming a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). As a CKW he will use the materials in his business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging set and weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of his village, helping them to improve their crop yields and to increase their incomes.

With the additional money that he will earn as a CKW, John will invest in a tailoring business that he would like to start. He dreams of being a model farmer for his community and training them to be the best farmers that they can be, helping them to improve their standards of living.

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This loan is part of Grameen Foundation's AppLab program and Community Knowledge Worker initiative, providing borrowers with mobile phones, solar chargers and other equipment to become knowledge centers for their smallholder farming communities. 
 

With these tools, community knowledge workers can help their neighbors access information and advice to improve their crop yields, connect with markets and generate more income. They can also conduct mobile surveys to help local organizations better meet farmers' needs. Community knowledge workers make monthly salaries based on the number of surveys they collect, enabling them to repay Grameen for the equipment. 
This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 270
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $30,713,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,617.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $325 helped John to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set and weighing scale so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.
74% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 15, 2012
Listed
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible