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


Sanet's story

Sanet is 40 years old and married with 7 children. She earns income mainly from the sale of crops, and she gets a monthly wage 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 her land, Sanet grows coffee, beans, maize, bananas and cassava. She also rears chicken. Sanet has served as a CKW for the last two years, and now looks forward to renewing her contract for the next three years. As a CKW, she will use the materials in her business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging solution, and weighing scale) to disseminate agricultural information about best farming practices to fellow farmers in her village. With the additional income she will earn as a CKW, Sanet will be able to expand his coffee farm land and start up a small retail shop in her village. Her biggest dream in life is to establish a coffee processing plant in her village.



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