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Marie Claire
Marie Claire is a 25 year old single woman without children. She is a vendor in a local market where she has been selling smoked fish and oil for five years. The business is not very profitable when buying merchandise in small quantities. The profit is really minimal and Marie Claire constantly runs out of stock because she has to sell her entire stock in order to be able to stock up again. Transportation costs are also high. For these reasons, she would like to buy larger quantities of stock: several barrels of oil and cases of smoked fish. This will limit her stock shortages, reduce transportation costs and increase her capital and sales and therefore her profit. She will no longer have to sell all of her stock before being able to stock up again. She will reinvest the profits that this loan will bring in her business in order to become a wholesaler in the future
Marie Claire est une jeune femme de 25 ans, célibataire, sans enfants. Elle est commerçante dans un marché de la place depuis 5 ans où elle commercialise le poisson fumé et l'huile de palme. c'est une activité qui ne rapporte pas quand on achète en détail, le bénéfice est vraiment minime et les ruptures de stocks sont permanente parce qu'elle est obligé faire écouler tout son petit stock pour pouvoir se réapprovisionner, les frais de transport sont élevés d'où son envie de faire le gros, en achetant plusieurs bidons d'huile et cartons de poissons fumés ce qui limitera ses ruptures de stocks,réduira son coût de transport des marchandises, augmentera son capital, ses ventes et donc son bénéfice.Elle ne sera plus obligé de tout vendre avant de pouvoir se réapprovisionner Elle réinvestissera le bénéfice que lui apportera ce crédit dans son activité pour devenir grossiste plus tard.

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This loan is part of ACEP Cameroun's new loan program targeting poor clients who require smaller loans thant ACEP normally disburses. The smaller loan size allows clients with micro-enterprises to borrow and repay the funds they need to grow. By supporting this loan, you are expanding financial access to entrepreneurs with very little starting capital, including many who have never taken out a loan.

About ACEP Cameroun

Agence de Crédit pour l’Entreprise Privée (ACEP) is Kiva's second Field Partner in Cameroon. Founded in 1999, ACEP has developed a strong lending methodology to serve entrepreneurs in Cameroon's urban centers such as Douala and Yaounde.

About Cameroon

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,190,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 525.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Marie Claire to buy several barrels of oil and cases of smoked fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013