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Total loan: $275
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Daphine

Uganda
Mbale, Uganda / Agriculture

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


Daphine's story

Daphine is 32 years old, married, and has three 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 Daphine grows maize, beans, coffee, cassava, bananas, cabbages, peas, and eggplants. She also has cows, sheep, chickens, and goats. As a CKW, Daphine 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 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, Daphine will invest in new agricultural tools to increase her production. Her biggest dream in life is to see her community become self-reliant and empowered.



Loan details

Loan length:

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

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Loan details

Loan length:

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