Since she joined GHAPE in the year 1998, her life has become a success story. She can now be proud of educating her children, having a poultry farm to call her own, and she is also engaged in gardening. She has taken out and repaid her loans 14 times and says, if given the new loan, she will expand her business, add more chicks to her poultry farm and also do a table business. She holds the positive view that her business will succeed because of her longevity in the business. She has attended seminars on poultry farming and says the community will have quality products at low prices from her business. Her products will be available to them at all times. Also, she will give credit to trustworthy customers.
With the profit from her business, she will educate her children, provide medication for her family, add a room to her compound and also engage in the production of fruits like watermelon, pineapple, lime and lemon. She prefers GHAPE loans because of the low interest rate, convenient repayment intervals, availability of a loan when in demand, and the education of members before the loans are disbursed.
About Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE)
This loan is administered by Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE), a non-profit non-government organization based in Bamenda, Cameroon. GHAPE takes a multi-faceted approach in working towards the empowerment of the poor and poverty alleviation. 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 instills a sense of family and community among its clients and staff and has developed a strong bond of trust between the organization and its clients.
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