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Jamilu is 25 years old. He is married and has two children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow maize and beans, and also keep goats and chickens.

Jamilu 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, Jamilu will pay school fees for his children and invest in his farm. He dreams of seeing his children receive a good education and living in happiness with his family in a nice home.

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
  • 184
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $31,346,400
    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 Jamilu 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 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: