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

Kisembo's story

Kisembo is 25 years old and he is married with two children. He earns his income through the sale of crops 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 Kisembo grows beans, coffee, and vegetables. He also has chickens and goats. Kisembo has served as a CKW for the last two years and he looks forward to renewing his CKW contract for the next three years. Kisembo will use his loan to buy the materials in his business-in-a-box (smart phone, solar charging set, and weighing scale) which will enable him to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of his village, helping them to improve their crop yields and increase their incomes.

With the additional income, he will earn as a CKW, Kisembo will invest in his farm to improve his family's living standards. His biggest dream in life is to build a build a nice home and to own a motorcycle.

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