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Kouassikiakro Group
In this Group: N'goran Sylvain, N'dri Valentin, N'da Koffi, Kouamé Bernard, Kader Stéphane, N'guessan Réné, Yao Jean Hervé, Yao Roger
The group Kouassikiakro is part of the CPSL cooperative and is located in Meagui, a small town in southwestern Cote d'Ivoire, in Région de Bas Sassandra, near Soubré. The group is composed of eight persons.

Moussa is 48 years old, and he is a member of the group Kouassikiakro. He takes care of fifteen persons at home. He has been part of the CPSL cooperative for five years, and he has four hectares of cocoa undergoing Rain Forest Alliance/UTZ double certification.

Thanks to this loan, he is going to be able to purchase manure and pesticides for his plantation. These products will enable him to augment his production and thus increase his revenues.

With the additional money, he wants to purchase a solar panel.
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Le groupe Kouassikiakro fait partie de la coopérative CPSL et est située à Meagui, une petite ville au sud-ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire dans la région du Bas Sassandra, proche de Soubré. Le groupe est composé de 8 personnes.
Moussa a 48 ans et il est un membre du groupe Kouassikiakro. Il s‘occupe de 15 personnes dans son foyer. Cela fait 5 ans qu’il fait partie de la coopérative CPSL et il a 4 hectares de cacao en cours de double certification Rain Forest Alliance/UTZ, ce qui veut dire qu’il respecte les principes et les normes de l’agriculture durable.

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 veut acheter un panneau solaire.

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
  • 0
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  • $298,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 489.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kouassikiakro Group's $2,725 loan helped a member to purchase manure and pesticide.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 26, 2014