A loan of $1,700 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides.

Petitapetit Group's story

The Petit à Petit 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. This group has five members.

Sylvain is 30 years of age. He is responsible for three people at home. For the past 13 years he has worked with cacao, and has three 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: Konan, Yao Narcisse, Ba Severin, N'dri Jacques, Kouassi Sylvain

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Paul Lambert

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