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.


Patrick's story

Patrick is 34 years old. He is married and has five children. He and his wife earn their income through farming. They grow coffee, maize and beans. They also keep cows and goats.

Patrick 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. He especially looks forward to training others in his village to become better farmers.

With the additional money that he will earn as a CKW, Patrick will save to buy more land.



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