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.


Aisha's story

Aisha is 41 years old. She is a widow and has two children. She earns her income through farming. She grows many crops, including bananas, sweet potatoes, cabbage, maize, beans, coffee, cassava, groundnuts, pineapples, eggplant, avocados, and mangoes. She keeps goats and chickens. She also has a small shop.

Aisha 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, Aisha will improve her standard of living. She dreams of improving the living conditions of everyone in her village.



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