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Sara is a 45-year-old woman who is unmarried and the mother of two children, 18 and 20 years old. She is a merchant in a district in the capital where she has been selling sweet snacks (fried plantains) for two years. Thanks to this business, she is taking care of her small family. The good quality of her food enabled her to acquire a loyal customer base over the course of time.

Having to purchase her plantains and frying supplies at the retail level does not bring in enough to meet the needs of her family. For this reason, she is requesting this loan to purchase wholesale several bunches of plantains, some containers of oil, and sundry items (plastic). She will reinvest part of her profits into her business, and the rest will be saved to send her daughter to school.
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Sara est une femme de 45ans celibataire et mère de deux enfants dont l'âge varie entre 18 et 20 ans. Elle est commerçante dans un quartier de la capitale où elle commercialse les friandises(les frites de plantains) depuis deux ans.C'est grâce à cette activité qu'elle s'occupe de sa petite famille. La bonne qualité de ses frites lui a permis d'acquerir et de fidèliser une grande clientèle au fil du temps. Le fait d'acheter les plantains et le petit matériel pour frites en détail ne rapporte pas assez pour subvenir aux besoins de sa famille. C'est pour cela qu'elle sollicite ce crédit pour acheter plusieurs régimes de plantains de bidons d'huile et petit matériel (plastiques) en gros. Elle reintisera une partie de ses bénéfices dans l'activité et le reste sera économisé pour remettre sa fille à l'école.

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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
  • 2
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,190,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Sara to buy several bunches of plantains, containers of oil, and sundry items (plastic) in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 17, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013