A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides.

Songtaaba Group's story

This group is part of the Coopajo cooperative. The group is from Dagadgi, a small village in the southwest of Côte d'Ivoire, located in the San Pedro region. The group has four members.

Soumaila is 50 years of age. He is responsible for 35 people at home. For the past 25 years he has worked with cacao, and has 22 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: Moumouni, Housseni, Karim, Kudugu Soumaila

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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