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.


Nicholas's story

Nicholas is 26 years old and is married with one child. He earns his income through the sale of crops and he receives 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. Nicholas also has a small business. On his land, Nicholas grows maize, beans, pineapples, bananas, and cassava. He also has chickens and pigs. Nicholas 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 improve their crop yields and increase their incomes. With the additional money he will earn as a CKW, Nicholas will make improvements to his home. His biggest dream in life is to free people in his community from poverty by helping them to adopt good agricultural practices.



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