A loan of $325 helped to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set and weighing scale so that she may provide vital farming information to her community.


Grace's story

Grace is a 32-year-old farmer and married mother of five children. She grows maize, beans, coffee and Irish potatoes. She also rears cows, chickens and pigs. Grace looks forward to becoming a community knowledge worker (CKW) so she can serve fellow farmers in her community with the information provided via the smartphone. As a CKW, she will use the materials in her business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging set and weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of her village, helping them to improve their crop yields and to increase their incomes. The additional money that she will earn as a CKW will pay for her children’s school fees. She dreams of one day being a self-reliant farmer.



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