A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides.

Espoir1 Group's story

The Espoir 1 group is part of the Coopajo cooperative. The group is from Dagadji, a small village in the southwest of Côte d’Ivoire, located in the San Pedro region. This group has four members.

Assouma is 50 years of age. He is responsible for fifteen people at home. He has been growing cacao for the past 28 years, and his five hectares of cacao farmland 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 and to bolster his income.

Assouma plans to use the additional revenue to support his children's education.

In this group: Assouma, Mouroufié, Konan Maurice, Boureima

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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