A loan of $400 helps to buy pesticides.


Philibert's story

Philibert is a 53-year-old man who is married and has five children who attend school. He has lived in a local village with his family for years. He runs a cocoa plantation which he inherited from his family years ago. It is thanks to the plantation that he is able to meet his family's needs.

At this time of the year, he faces difficulties in maintaining his plantation due to a lack of liquid funds, and the loan sharks take advantage of his situation and overload him with debt, as well as taking a large part of his crop. This prevents him from being able to save any money and from taking good care of his family.

This is why he is requesting a loan which will enable him to take better care of his plantation thanks to crop maintenance products like Glyphader, Cyplandin Super, and Supergro, which he will buy on time so that he can increase his yield and, thus, his sales. Thanks to that, he will be able to save some money, start another plantation, and cover his children's education expenses.

Translated from French


This loan is special because:

It gives farmers access to crucial financing when they need it the most.

Elizabeth Davidson, Kiva staff

Elizabeth Davidson
Kiva staff



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