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Bwogi is 29 years old. He is married and has three children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow maize, beans, cassava, passion fruit, bananas, sweet potatoes and pineapples. They keep chickens and pigs. They also earn money by producing and selling charcoal and bricks.

Bwogi 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 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, Bwogi will grow his farming business. He has set the following five-year-goals for himself:
1. to start a cattle rearing business
2. to start a poultry rearing business
3. to offer agricultural warehousing services to his village
4. to launch a water sanitation project in his village

Additional Information

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

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 207
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,373,750
    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 Bwogi to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set and scale so that he can provide vital farming information to his community.
80% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: