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Total loan: $250
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Martin

Kenya
Bungoma, Kenya / Agriculture

A loan of $250 helped to purchase a mobile phone and a solar charging set so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.


Martin's story

Martin is 46 years old, and married with 7 children. He earns his income through selling crops and as a local leader in his community. He grows coffee, maize, bananas and cassava. He also has cows, goats and chickens.

Martin 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 set) 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 he will earn as a CKW, Martin will pay the school fees for his children. His biggest dream in life is to educate all his children to attain higher education qualifications.



Loan details

Loan length:

35 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: October 1, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Grameen Foundation AppLab

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Loan details

Loan length:

35 months
Repayment schedule: Irregularly
Disbursed date: October 1, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Grameen Foundation AppLab