A loan of $275 helped to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set and weighing scale so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.


Nelson's story

Nelson is 36 years old and married with four children. He earns his income through the sale of agricultural produce and monthly compensation as a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). He grows beans, cassava and coffee. He also has goats and chickens. Nelson has served as a CKW for the last two years, and he looks forward to renewing his CKW contract for the next three years. As a CKW, he will use the materials in his business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging set and weighing scale) to share agricultural information with fellow farmers in his village, helping them to double their crop yields. With the additional money that he will earn as a CKW, Nelson will improve his farming activities, and he looks forward to becoming a progressive farmer in his community.



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