A loan of $325 helped to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set and weighing scale so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.

Gonzaga's story

Gonzaga is 40 years old. He is married and has seven children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow maize, beans, coffee and cassava. They also have chickens, pigs and rabbits.

Gonzaga looks forward to becoming a community knowledge worker (CKW). 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, helping them to improve their crop yields and to increase their incomes.

With the additional money that he will earn as a CKW, Gonzaga will pay school fees for his children. His biggest dream is for all of his children to receive a good education.

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