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Josephine is a 31 year old married woman with two children, aged between 7 and 10 years. Both go to school. She opened and has run a small sewing shop mixed with a notions store in an area of the city for three years already. Her business works thanks to her knowledge and her experience which has allowed her to increase her customer base with time. She would like to buy sewing material wholesale to stock her little notions shop (bobbins of thread, fabric, needles, clasps) and sell retail to her customers. This will also help her for the clothing that she sews to resell. She would like to save the profits that this loan will bring her to help her husband with a portion of the education of their children and keep the rest because she would like to open another studio.
Joséphine est une femme mariée de 31 ans mère de 2 enfants dont l'âge varie entre 7 et 10 ans, les deux vont à l'école. elle avait ouvert et gère un petit atelier de couture mélangé d'une mercerie dans quartier de la ville depuis 3 ans déjà. son activité fonctionne grâce à son savoir faire, son expérience qui lui permis d'agrandir clientèle au fil du temps. Elle aimerai acheter le matériel de couture en gros pour remplir sa petite mercerie (bobine de de fil, tissus, aiguilles fermetures)et détailler à ses clients. ceci l'aidera aussi pour la confection de des vêtement qu'elle coud pour revendre. Elle aimerai économiser le bénéfice que lui apportera ce crédit pour aider son époux avec une partie de la scolarité de leurs enfants et garder le reste parce qu'elle aimerai ouvrir un autre atelier.

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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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  • $1,188,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 523.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Josephine to buy everyday items for sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2012
Jul 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013