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Lucienkro 1 Group
In this Group: Kouamé Bertin, Koffi Paul, Kouakou Faustin, Kouadio Faustin, Koumoin Jean, N'dri, Yao Lucien, Kouassi, Kouakou N°1, Konan Sylvain
The group Lucienkro 1 is part of the UCO cooperative union. The group is from Lucienkro, a small village of western Ivory Coast located in the Duékoué region. This group has ten members.

Sylvain, age 46, is a member of Lucienkro 1. He is responsible for thirteen people at home. He has been growing cacao for 26 years, and he currently has 11 hectares of cacao farmland.

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.

He plans to use the additional revenue to build poultry breeding facilities.
Le groupe Lucienkro 1 fait partie de l’union de coopératives UCO et est située à Lucienkro, un petit village à l’ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire dans la région de Duékoué. Le groupe est composé de dix personnes.
Sylvain est un membre du groupe Lucienkro 1 et il a 46 ans. Il s’occupe de treize personnes dans son foyer. Cela fait 26 ans qu'il cultive le cacao et il a 11 hectares de cacao.

Grace au crédit, il va pouvoir acheter de l’engrais et des produits phytosanitaires pour sa plantation. Ces produits vont lui permettre d’augmenter sa production et ainsi d’accroître ses revenus.

Avec l’argent supplémentaire, il souhaite construire une ferme d'élevage de volaille.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Advans Côte d'Ivoire's Cocoa Livelihoods Program, which provides credit to cocoa producers who belong to a participating fair-trade certified cooperative. This Kiva loan will thus be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit. In addition to credit, farmers receive technical assistance, management training, and access to high-quality agricultural inputs like fertilizer and seeds through the cooperative. To guarantee the loan and share liability, the cooperative has taken out the funds as a group. Lenders are advised that fluctuations in cocoa prices and the local climate could impact repayment.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Cote D'Ivoire

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
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  • $298,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Lucienkro 1 Group's $3,100 loan helped a member to buy fertilizers and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 4, 2013
May 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 9, 2014