A loan of $325 helped to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set, and scale so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.

Samuel's story

Samuel is 42 years old. He is married and has six children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow maize, beans, coffee, potatoes, and bananas. They keep cows and chickens. They also run a small commodities shop.

Samuel 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 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, Samuel will invest in his farming business. He dreams of improving his family's daily income and upgrading their standard of living.

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