A loan of $425 helped a member to purchase fertilizer.

Kpanda 1 Group's story

The group "Kpanda 1" is part of the cooperative COOBADI and is located in Divo, a town in eastern Cote d'Ivoire about two hour's drive from Abidjan. The group is composed of three persons.

Madou is 45 years old, and he is a member of the group Kpanda 1 He takes care of two persons at home. He has been a part of the cooperative COOBADI for five years, and he has 32 hectares of cocoa.

Thanks to loans, he is going to be able to purchase some fertilizers for his plantation. These products will enable him to augment his production and thus to increase his revenues.

With the additional money, he wants to expand his cocoa plantation and diversify his revenues by getting started in rubber trees and oil palms.

In this group: Madou, Assienin Hyacinthe, Kouassi Paul

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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