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.


John's story

John is 36 years old. He is married and has four children. He and his wife earn their income through farming. They grow maize, beans, coffee, cassava, groundnuts, bananas and sweet potatoes. They also have cows, chickens and pigs. John 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, John will grow his farming business. He would like to improve his family's standard of living.



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