Petit Guiglo Group
Burkawendin is 60 years old. He takes care of fourteen persons at home. He has been part of the Coopagui cooperative for a year, and he has nine hectares of cocoa with UTZ and Rain Forest Alliance certification, which means he respects the principles and standards of sustainable agriculture.
Thanks to this loan, he is going to be able to purchase pesticides for his plantation. These products will enable him to augment his production and thus to increase his revenues.
With the additional money, he would like to provide schooling for the children he has responsibility for.
Burkawendin a 60 ans. Il s’occupe de 14 personnes dans son foyer. Cela fait 1 an qu’il fait partie de la coopérative Coopagui et il a 9 hectares de cacao certifiés UTZ et Rain Forest Alliance, ce qui veut dire qu’il respecte les principes et les normes de l’agriculture durable.
Grace au crédit, il va pouvoir acheter 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 souhaite pouvoir scolariser les enfants dont il a la responsabilité.
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.
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