A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides.

Jbcarrefour Group's story

The JB Carrefour Group is part of the Coopasm cooperative. The group is from Doba, a small village in the southwest of Côte d'Ivoire, located in the San Pedro region. This group has 12 members.

Sakma Philemon is 31 years of age. He is responsible for nine people at home. For the past nine years he been part of the Coopasm cooperative, and has 8.5 hectares of cacao farmland which are certified by the Rainforest Alliance. This means that he adheres to the principles and regulations of sustainable agriculture.

With this loan, he will be able to buy fertilizers and pesticides for his cacao plantation. These items will allow him to increase production, as well as increasing his income. With the additional money he receives, he plans to build a house to take care of his family.

In this group: Raymond, Sakma Philemon, Lale Jacques, Tindegma, Issiaka, Poussa Marcel, Ouedega, Yemdaobi Bernard, Victor, Zouli Joanie, Issiaka, Raboude Mathieu*
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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