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.

Tonie's story

Tonie is 30 years old. He is married and has four children. He and his wife earn their income through the sale of crops and livestock. They grow coffee and also keep cows.

Tonie 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, Tonie will save for additional land for cattle grazing. His biggest dream is to be able to create better living conditions for his family.

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