A loan of $2,575 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides.


Tangan Group's story

The Tangan 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 seven members.

Sakema is 47 years of age. He is married, and is responsible for seven people at home. For the past 25 years he has worked with cacao, and has six 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: Sakema, Sotisse Mathias, Patiguindi, Kouassi Amara, Michel*, Yabre, Gaston
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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