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Antoinette Marie
Antoinette Marie is a 51 year old widow and the mother of seven children ranging in age from 20 to 31 years. One of them still attends school. Some of her grandchildren live with her in her home. She has been running a business selling dry food (peanuts, beans, coucous) in a local market for 31 years. She gets her supplies in the outskirts of town and sometimes on location. With this loan, she would like to increase her working capital, not only to increase her stock of merchandise but also to buy large quantities of plantains and manioc to better respond to her customers' demands.
She plans to reinvest the additional income generated from her business to build it up in order to take on a leadership position in the market, and to better meet the needs of her grandchildren.
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Antoinette Marie est une veuve âgée de 51 ans, mère de 07 enfants dont l'âge varie entre 20 et 31 ans et parmi lesquels un seul va encore à l'école. elle héberge à son domicile certains de ses petits fils. elle mène une activité de vente de vivres secs (arachide, haricot, farine de couscous) dans un marché de la place depuis 31 ans. elle s'approvisionne dans les banlieues de la ville et parfois sur place. avec ce crédit, elle voudrait avec renforcer ses fonds non seulement pour pouvoir augmenter son stock de marchandise, mais aussi pour acheter du plantain et manioc en grande quantité afin de mieux répondre aux sollicitations de sa clientèle.
elle compte réinvestir les revenus supplémentaires générés dans son activité pour la faire grandir afin d'occuper à terme une position de leader dans ce marché et mieux subvenir aux besoins de ses petits fils.

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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.

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  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $1,192,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 525.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Antoinette Marie to buy dry food, plantains and manioc in large quantities.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2012
Jun 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013