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Total loan: $275
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Rebecca

Uganda
Masindi, Uganda / Agriculture

A loan of $275 helped to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set, and weighing scale so that she may provide vital farming information to her community.


Rebecca's story

Rebecca is 25 years old and married with one child. She earns her income through the sale of crops, livestock, and by receiving monthly compensation 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 Rebecca grows maize, beans, ground nuts, and millet. She also has chickens and pigs.

Rebecca 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, helping them to improve their crop yields and increase their incomes.

With the additional money she will earn as a CKW, Rebecca plans to expand her retail shop business. Her biggest dream in life is to become a model farmer in her community.



Loan details

Loan length:

35 months
Disbursed date: October 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Grameen Foundation AppLab

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Loan details

Loan length:

35 months
Disbursed date: October 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Grameen Foundation AppLab