A loan of $2,025 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides.


Nongtaba Doba Group's story

The Nongtaba Doba 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 six members.

Alidou is 54 years of age. He is married, and is responsible for two people at home. For the past 20 years he has worked with cacao, and has four 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: Alidou, Jacques, Issa, Brahima*, Adama, Jean-Paul
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert



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