Total loan: $275
Bushenyi, Western Region, Uganda / Agriculture
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Cresento is 28 years old and is married with one child. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock, and he receives 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 his land, Cresento grows maize, beans, coffee, vegetables and bananas. He also has goats, chickens and bees. Cresento has served as a CKW for the last two years, and he looks forward to renewing his CKW contract for the next three years. As a CKW, he will use the materials in his business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging set, and weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of his village, which will help them to improve their crop yields and increase their incomes. With the additional money he will earn as a CKW, Cresento will buy invest in an apiary. His biggest dream in life is to become a role model in tending an apiary in his district.