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Leonior
Leonior is 45 years old and is married with seven children. She earns her income through the sale of crops and livestock, and she receives 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, Leonior grows maize, beans, coffee, vegetables, cassava and bananas. She also has cows, goats and pigs.

Leonior has served as a CKW for the last two years, and she looks forward to renewing her CKW contract for the next three years. As a CKW, she will use the materials in her business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging set, and weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of her village, which will help them to improve their crop yields and increase their incomes. With the additional money she will earn as a CKW, Leonior will invest in livestock, particularly poultry. Her biggest dream in life is to become a model poultry farmer in her community.

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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

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 141
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    Uganda Loans Fundraising
  • $28,295,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,474.9
    Uganda Shillings (UGX) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $275 helped Leonior to purchase a mobile phone, a solar charging set and a weighing scale.
36% repaid
Repayment Term
34 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Feb 15, 2014
Listed
Feb 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible