Aneb, age 25, farms crops and raises livestock together with his wife. They grow maize and keep cows, and they earn their income through the sale of produce and livestock. They have three children.
Aneb looks forward to becoming a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). As a CKW he will use the materials in his "business-in-a-box" (which comprises a smart phone, solar charging set, and weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of his village. This will be instrumental in helping all local farmers to improve their crop yields and to increase their incomes.
Aneb is very excited about this opportunity to serve his community.
More information about this loan
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