A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy products to improve the health of his crops.

Guiroutou 4 Group's story

The 'Guiroutou 4' group are part of the Coopagui cooperative and are located in Guiroutou: a small village in the south-west of Côte d'Ivoire, in San Pedro region. The group has 12 members.

Adama is 49 years old and has 12 people in his household. He has been a member of the Coopagui cooperative for nine years and has seven hectares of cacao which are UTZ and Rain Forest Alliance certified. This means that he respects the principles and standards of sustainable agriculture.

Adama will use his loan to buy fertilizers and products for improving the health of his crops. These products will allow him to increase his production and thereby increase his income.

Adama hopes to use the remaining money to pay his children's school fees.

In this group: Mamadou, Babou, Zoumana, Tembila, Adama, Sibiri, Issa , Bakary, Bema, Souleymane, Sadjaguissa, Sirimibie
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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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