A loan of $325 helped to purchase a business-in-a-box to become a CKW.

Lydia's story

Lydia is 26 years old. She is divorced and has two children. She earns her income through farming. She grows maize, beans, coffee, potatoes, bananas, groundnuts, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, eggplant and cassava. She keeps cows, goats, chickens and pigs. She also has a small shop where she sells household commodities.

Lydia 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 thus helping them to improve their crop yields and to increase their incomes.

With the additional money that she will earn as a CKW, Lydia will invest in her businesses. She would like to own exotic animal breeds in order to increase her family's income. She dreams of seeing her children receive a good education.

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