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.

Lasto's story

Lasto is 31 years old. He is married and has two children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow maize and beans. They also keep goats.

Lasto 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, Lasto will save to buy more land. He dreams of being able to give his children a good education.

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