Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative

 
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Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative

Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) initiative
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Aloe helped Caroline save her chickens

Aloe helped Caroline save her chickens
Caroline Chelangat shows a leaf from one of the aloe plants that her Grameen Foundation Community Knowledge Worker told her would help save her chickens -- and preserve a vital food source for her family. (view small | med | large | orig)

Caroline's CKW neighbor helped save her flock

Caroline's CKW neighbor helped save her flock
Caroline Chelangat sits with three of her four children, and her neighbor Tabitha Salimo, a Grameen Foundation Community Knowledge Worker, who was able to use a smartphone connected to a specially designed database to find an inexpensive cure for the disease that was killing Caroline's chickens. (view small | med | large | orig)

A yellow shirt and a friendly smile

A yellow shirt and a friendly smile
Because women run many of the rural farms in the developing world, Grameen Foundation makes a special effort to recruit women as Community Knowledge Workers, or CKWs. Being a CKW enables these women to help poor farmers like themselves, while increasing their income through the services they provide, such as charging cell phones with the portable batteries they carry. (view small | med | large | orig)

Farmers helping farmers

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. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mary is proud to be a CKW helping farmers

Mary is proud to be a CKW helping farmers
Photo from Progress Report 'You've Helped Mary Lift Her Family Out of Poverty' (view small | med | large | orig)

John at his farm, mobile phone in hand.

John at his farm, mobile phone in hand.
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank You For Helping John Transform His Farm!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Angel, a cacao farmer in Colombia

Angel, a cacao farmer in Colombia
Photo from Progress Report 'Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) Progress Report' (view small | med | large | orig)

"I like my work and the farmers that I'm helping."

"I like my work and the farmers that I'm helping."
Photo from Progress Report 'Community Knowledge Worker - Final Progress Report' (view small | med | large | orig)

Shamira is now a successful CKW and banana farmer

Shamira is now a successful CKW and banana farmer
Photo from Progress Report 'Community Knowledge Worker (CKW) Progress Report' (view small | med | large | orig)
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Darwin Cruz

Washington, DC United States

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