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Charles is 23 years old. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock. He grows maize, beans, rice, cassava and sweet potatoes. He also keeps chickens and pigs.

Charles 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, Charles will save to buy more land. He dreams of improving his standard of living.

About Uganda

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 211
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  • $31,373,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,681.0
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $325 helped Charles to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set and weighing scale so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.
80% repaid
Repayment Term
43 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: