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She is a married woman and blessed with four children, of whom three are below the ages of fifteen years. The entire family lives in a three-bedroom house at Ntamulung, Bamenda, North West region of Cameroon. She has faced many difficulties in her life, such as lack of business start-up capital, lack of finances to cater for basic needs, the death of her supportive father, ill health within her family and herself, disobedience by her children, and more.

She intends to use this loan to purchase a new sewing machine, buttons, and cloth material. She thinks her business will succeed because of her good business location, her experience as a seamstress, and the high demand for her services. The activity will help the community in that it will provide tailoring services at short notice or distance and offer it services at a lower cost to community members.

The profits will be use to better the standards of living of her entire family, that is, nutrition, healthcare, and education. The rest of it will plough back into the business.

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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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