Total loan: $275


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Kasese, Western Region, Uganda / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a mobile phone, solar-charging set, and weighing scale, so that she may provide vital farming information to her community.

Oliver's story

Oliver is 36 years old. She is a single mother of three children. Oliver earns income from the sale of crops as well as 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, Oliver grows maize, beans, and cotton, as well as rearing chickens. After two years of service as a CKW, Oliver looks forward to renewing her CKW contract for the next three years. As a CKW, she will use the loan to buy materials for her business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar-charging set, and weighing scale) to disseminate actionable information to farmers of her village, helping them improve their crop yields. With the additional money she will earn as a CKW, Oliver will be able to pay school fees for her children and her dream is to see them go to university.