A loan of $325 helped to buy a mobile phone, solar charging set and weighing scale, which will enable him to provide vital farming information to his community.

Charles's story

Charles is 39 years old. He is married and has five children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow beans, bananas and coffee. They keep goats and pigs. They also have a small veterinary drug shop.

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. The information he provides will help them to improve their crop yields and to increase their incomes.

With the additional money that he will earn as a CKW, Charles will invest in his animal pharmaceutical shop. He dreams of having a family with well-educated children that serves as a role-model family for the rest of his community.

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