A loan of $150 helped to buy fertilizers.


Yao's story

Yao is 69 years old. He is a member of the CAAM cooperative located in Meagui, a small town in southwestern Ivory Coast. He has 12 dependents under his roof. He has been with CAAM for 10 years, and he has 10 hectares of cacao farmland certified by the Rainforest Alliance, which means that he adheres to the standards and principles of sustainable agriculture.

He will use this loan to buy fertilizers for his cacao plantation. This will allow him to increase production and to bolster his income.

He wants to use the additional revenue to send his son to university.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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