A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy products to improve the health of his plants.


Guiroutou3 Group's story

The 'Guiroutou 3' group are part of the Coopagui cooperative and are located in Guiroutou: a small village in the south-west of Côte dÍvoire, in San Pedro region. The group has ten members.

Dramane is 50 years old and has 20 people in his household. He has been a member of the Coopagui cooperative for three years and has 12.5 hectares of cacao which are UTZ and Rain Forest Alliance certified. This means that he respects the principles and standards of sustainable agriculture.

With this loan, Dramane will be able to buy products which will improve the health of his crops. These products will allow him to increase his production and thereby increase his income.

With any remaining money, Dramane will buy a motorcycle to help him travel over the dirt roads leading to his fields.

In this group: Abdoulaye, Karamoko, Sibrema, Dramane, Fênin, Dramane, Vieh, Hamado, Basga Boukare, Dit Antoine

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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