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.

John's story

John is 40 years old. He has six children. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock. He grows passion fruit, maize, beans, coffee, cassava, bananas, cabbage, onions, eggplant, mangos and pumpkins. He also has cows, chickens and pigs.

John 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.

With the additional money that he will earn as a CKW, John will save money to construct a new house. He dreams of owning a large plot of land that he would use for grazing animals.

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