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.

Simon's story

Simon is 31 years old. He is married and has three children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow maize, beans and coffee. They have cows, goats, chickens and pigs. They also run a small shop.

Simon 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, Simon will pay school fees for his children. He will also save to buy an additional cow for his farm. His biggest dreams include educating his children, diversifying his livestock, and modernizing his home.

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