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.

Wilson's story

Wilson is 33 years old and is married with five children. His income comes from the sale of crops and livestock and he earns 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 areas including information about the weather, market prices, crop diseases and agricultural tools.

On his land Wilson grows coffee, maize, bananas, cassava and beans. He also has chickens and goats. After serving as a CKW for the last two years, Wilson 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 with the village vital agricultural information about better farming methods that will help improve crop yields.

With the additional income he will earn as a CKW, Wilson will increase the size of his farm acreage. His biggest dream in life is to go back to university and pursue an agriculture-related course that will build his capacity to improve his farming and serve the community.

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