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Carrefour 1 Group
In this Group: Kouamé*, Dibelte, Ouattara, Koffi Bertin, Ouseni, Kouassi Jean Claude
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The Carrefour 1 group belongs to the CPSL [agricultural] cooperative and is based in MEagui, a small town in the southwest of Côte d'Ivoire in the Bas Sassandra Region, close to Soubré. The group is composed of six people.

Ouseni is 29 years old and a member of the Carrefour 1. He joined the CPSL cooperative four years ago. He has a land plot of 3.5 ha [about 9 acres] used for growing cocoa; he is in the process of obtaining double certification by the Rain Forest Alliance/UTZ, which means that he follows the guidelines and norms of sustainable agriculture. Thanks to this loan, he will be able to buy fertilizers and phytosanitary [plant health] products for his field. These products will allow him to increase his produce and thus his revenues. He would like to use these additional funds to build a house for his family.
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Le groupe Carrefour 1 fait partie de la coopérative CPSL et est situé à Meagui, une petite ville au sud-ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire dans la région du Bas Sassandra, proche de Soubré. Le groupe est composé de 6 personnes.
Ouseni a 29 ans et il est un membre du groupe Carrefour 1. Cela fait 4 ans qu’il fait partie de la coopérative CPSL et il a 3.5 hectares de cacao en cours de double certification Rain Forest Alliance/UTZ, ce qui veut dire qu’il respecte les principes et les normes de l’agriculture durable.

Grace au crédit, il va pouvoir acheter de l’engrais et des produits phytosanitaires pour sa plantation. Ces produits vont lui permettre d’augmenter sa production et ainsi d’accroître ses revenus.

Avec l’argent supplémentaire, il veut construire une maison pour sa famille.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Advans Côte d'Ivoire's Cocoa Livelihoods Program, which provides credit to cocoa producers who belong to a participating fair-trade certified cooperative. This Kiva loan will thus be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit. In addition to credit, farmers receive technical assistance, management training, and access to high-quality agricultural inputs like fertilizer and seeds through the cooperative. To guarantee the loan and share liability, the cooperative has taken out the funds as a group. Lenders are advised that fluctuations in cocoa prices and the local climate could impact repayment.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Cote D'Ivoire

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $298,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 489.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Carrefour 1 Group's $2,050 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers and plant health products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 26, 2014