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Catherine
Catherine is 38 years old and is married with four children. She earns her income through the sale of crops and livestock and earns a monthly wage as a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). Community Knowledge Workers are trusted community members, who provide agricultural data and advice to rural farmers in their local area including information about the weather, market prices, crop diseases and agricultural tools.

On her land, Catherine grows maize, beans, peanuts, cassava, bananas and coffee. She also has goats and cows. As a CKW, Catherine will use the materials in her business-in-a-box (a smartphone, a solar charging set and a weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to other members of her village, helping them to improve their crop yields and increase their incomes. With the additional money she will earn as a CKW, Catherine will pay school fees for her children. Her biggest dream is to provide her children with a good education.

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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. 
This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit

About Uganda

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 320
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $29,630,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,518.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $275 helped Catherine to purchase a mobile phone, a solar charging set and a weighing scale to provide vital farming information to her community.
47% repaid
Repayment Term
35 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 1, 2013
Listed
Nov 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible