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 50 years old and married, with four children. He earns his income through the sale of crops and livestock and he receives 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 his land, Wilson grows maize, beans, rice, bananas, eggplants, mangoes, and cassava. He also has cows and pigs.

Wilson 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 disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of his village, which will help them to improve their crop yields and increase their incomes.

With the additional money he will earn as a CKW, Wilson will improve his family's living standards. His biggest dream in life is to provide a good education for his children and to buy a nice house for his family.

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