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Samuel
Samuel is 25 years old, married with two children. He earns his income through the sale of crops and his volunteer wage from his local farmer store. He grows coffee, maize, bananas, and Irish potatoes. He also has cows and goats.

Samuel looks forward to becoming a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). As a CKW he will use the materials in his business-in-a-box (smartphone and solar charging) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of his village, helping them to improve their crop yields and increase their incomes.

With the additional money that he will earn as a CKW, Samuel will buy farm inputs for his farm and pay school fees for his children. His biggest dream in life is to become commercial farmer in his 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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  • $1,800
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $250 helped Samuel to purchase a mobile phone and a solar charging set so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.
9% repaid
Repayment Term
35 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Disbursed:
Oct 1, 2014
Listed
Aug 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A