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

Safinah's story

Safinah is 25 years old. She is married and has a four-year-old son. She and her husband earn their income through farming. They grow coffee, beans and maize.

Safinah looks forward to becoming a community knowledge worker (CKW). As a CKW, she will use the materials in her business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging set and weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of her village, helping them to improve their crop yields and to increase their incomes.

With the additional money that she will earn as a CKW, Safinah will buy household items such as salt and kerosene (she is happy that she will not have to purchase as much kerosene as she used to, since her CKW business-in-a-box includes a solar charger that she can also use to light her home). She will also save for the chickens that she is planning to buy.

Her biggest dreams in life are to own a successful poultry business, and to own a fashion boutique where the women in her village can shop.

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