A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides.


Basnere Group's story

The Basnere 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 eight members.

Mahamoudou is 30 years of age. He is married, and is responsible for four people at home. For the past five years he has worked with cacao, and has 14 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 buy a motorcycle to get around more easily on the small dirt roads in the cacao fields.

In this group: Mahamoudou, Koudougou, Yamba*, Moussa, Kouiliga Marc, Tibi Saydou, Kouilbi Pascal, Zita
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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