A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy fertilizers and plant health products.


Carrefour 1 Group's story

The Carrefour 1 group belongs to the CPSL [agricultural] cooperative and is based in MEagui, a small town in the southwest of Côte d'Ivoire in the Bas Sassandra Region, close to Soubré. The group is composed of six people.

Ouseni is 29 years old and a member of the Carrefour 1. He joined the CPSL cooperative four years ago. He has a land plot of 3.5 ha [about 9 acres] used for growing cocoa; he is in the process of obtaining double certification by the Rain Forest Alliance/UTZ, which means that he follows the guidelines and norms of sustainable agriculture. Thanks to this loan, he will be able to buy fertilizers and phytosanitary [plant health] products for his field. These products will allow him to increase his produce and thus his revenues. He would like to use these additional funds to build a house for his family.

In this group: Kouamé*, Dibelte, Ouattara, Koffi Bertin, Ouseni, Kouassi Jean Claude
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S



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