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

Leonior's story

Leonior is 45 years old and is married with seven children. 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, Leonior grows maize, beans, coffee, vegetables, cassava and bananas. She also has cows, goats and pigs.

Leonior 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, Leonior will invest in livestock, particularly poultry. Her biggest dream in life is to become a model poultry farmer in her community.

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