He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. Specifically, they grow coffee, cassava and mangos; they also have goats, chickens and pigs.
Patrick looks forward to becoming a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). As a CKW he will be able to use materials from his "business-in-a-box" (a 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 expects to earn as a CKW, Patrick would like to buy agricultural supplies. His biggest dream in life is for his family to be happy.
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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.
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