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.


Charles's story

Charles is 43 years old. He earns his income through farming. He grows many crops, including passion fruit, potatoes, sunflowers, sweet potatoes, cabbage, onions, eggplant, avocado, mango, oranges, maize, beans, coffee, cassava and pumpkins. He also has cows and pigs.

Charles 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 income that Charles earns as a CKW, he will buy supplies to improve his pig stable. He dreams of being a model farmer for his community.



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