A loan of $475 helps to buy a sprayer and 22 units of ridomil (fungicide).

Robert's story

ROBERT is a 48 year old man, married and father of six children. He has lived in a local village with his family for years. He manages a cocoa field that he inherited from his family 30 years ago. Thanks to this fields he supports the needs of his family. At this time of year it is difficult to maintain his fields. This causes a lack of financial liquidity and the money lenders take advantage of this by sinking him in debt and in return taking a good part of his production. Every year this prevents him from saving money and taking good care of his family. For this reason he is requesting this loan which will allow him to buy a sprayer and 22 units of Ridomil which will be used to maintain his fields. In this way he can increase his production and his sales. Thanks to that he can save [money], create another plantation and pay his children's education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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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