Farmers helping farmers

CKWs are poor farmers who are elected by their peers to be information resources in their communities. The CKWs take a tiny loan to get a smartphone, which they then use to connect to a special database created by Grameen Foundation, enabling them to help other farmers with information about weather, agricultural best practices and accurate market prices. By working with poor farmers directly in the community, Grameen Foundation is helping to solve the "last mile" obstacle that frustrates so many government and aid organizations.

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