Gabriel Kombassere


Meet Gabriel, a young Ivorian man who’s community poverty situation inspired him to make a difference. He founded a student run  farming organisation that cultivates basic staple food to feed themselves and their families.

Light bulb moment:

  • 17 years old,
  • Formed an association seeking to eradicate starvation in his region. Got a piece of land from his uncle and started growing maize & cassava.
  • Members pay a small contribution to cover basic expenses and are direct beneficiaries of the produce.

Where are we now:

  • 4 student employees, 30 members of the association
  • Food production at 20 bags of maize and 1 cargo of cassava per year.

Future plans:

  • Purchase land for the association and modernize the agricultural process

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