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

Joseph's story

Joseph is 27 years old. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock at a small shop that he owns. He grows maize, beans, coffee, cassava, passion fruit, potatoes, groundnuts, bananas, sweet potatoes, cabbage, eggplant, avocados and mangos. He also has cows, goats, pigs, rabbits and chickens.

Joseph 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 Joseph 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, Joseph will invest in his farming business, increasing the offerings of his store. He dreams of being an exemplary farmer for the rest of his community, so that everyone knows that they can come to him to find out things that they do not yet know about agricultural businesses.

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