A loan of $275 helped to purchase a mobile phone, solar charging set, and a weighing scale.

Joweria's story

Joweria is 28 years old and is married with one child. She earns her income through the sale of crops and livestock, and she 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 her land, Joweria grows maize, beans, coffee, cassava, groundnuts and bananas. She also has goats and chickens.

Joweria has served as a CKW for the last two years, and she looks forward to renewing her CKW contract for the next three years.

As a CKW, she will use the materials in her business-in-a-box (smartphone, solar charging set, and weighing scale) to disseminate vital agricultural information to the other members of her village, which will help them to improve their crop yields and increase their incomes. With the additional money she will earn as a CKW, Joweria will buy more land to grow a wide range of crops. Her biggest dream in life is to attain more technical agricultural knowledge and free people in her community from poverty by helping them to adopt good agricultural practices.

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