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.


John's story

John is 30 years old and is married. He has three children. He earns income from the sale of crops and livestock as well as a monthly compensation as a Community Knowledge worker (CKW). Community Knowledge Workers are trusted community members, who provide agricultural data and advice to rural farmers in their local area, including information about the weather, market prices, crop diseases and agricultural tools. On his land John grows maize, cassava, coffee and bananas. He also has chickens, goats and pigs. John has served as a CKW for the last two years and now 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 real time actionable information with farmers of his village about farming and livestock. With the additional money he will earn as a CKW, John will buy more pigs so that he can set up a learning center to teach other farmers about pig farming. His biggest dream is to see his piggery project become sustainable and develop a pig research center.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details