A loan of $250 helped to purchase a mobile phone and a solar charging set so that he may provide vital farming information to his community.

Calistus's story

Calistus is 25 years old and single with one child. He earns his income by selling crops and earning a volunteer wage from his local coffee factory. He grows coffee, maize, banana and cassava. He also has goats and chickens.

Calistus looks forward to becoming a Community Knowledge Worker (CKW). As a CKW he will use the materials in his business-in-a-box (smartphone and solar charging) 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 money he will earn as a CKW, Calistus will use it to buy his own piece of land. His biggest dream in life is to become a model farmer, teaching other farmers in his community.

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