A loan of $850 helped to buy a motorbike and fuel.

Nanga's story

Nanga was born on the 1971 and is married to a very supportive man. They are blessed with five children, four who are younger than fifteen. She lives in a four room house the Nstualam quarter of Bamenda, Cameroon. Before becoming a member, Nanga underwent surgical operations twice during child birth. She joined GHAPE in 2007 and has since benefited enormously through their help. With her previous loans she succeeded in providing her community with table birds for food and manure for farming.

With the third loan, she plans to buy a motorbike. Her son will be riding the motorbike. She will reinvest part of the profit into her business for expansion. She will also use part for food, clothes, school fees, and hospital bills.

The Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE) is a non-profit NGO based in Bamenda, Cameroon. GHAPE works towards the empowerment of the poor and poverty alleviation through a highly multi-faceted approach. Every client is trained in business management, basic health, life skills, financial management, profits and losses, and family values. Clients are also required to contribute a small amount into a personal savings account; most clients save much more than the minimum requirement. GHAPE instils a sense of family and community within its clients and staff and has developed a strong bond of trust between the organization and its clients.

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