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She is married and has five children, with three below the ages of fifteen years. The entire family lives in a three-room apartment house at Bayelle, Bamenda, Northwest region of Cameroon.

She has gone through enormous difficulties in her life like inadequate capital to start up a business, and general poverty within the family, so much that she is unable to take care of her children’s education and health needs. The sudden death of her sister also was heartbreaking and one of her children being sick for two years.

This loan will be used to buy beans, rice, fuel wood, and palm oil in greater quantities and more of other provision items.

This activity will succeed because she is well located; the increase in the demand for her business’ products within her community, and longevity. Thus she has many customers.

It is helpful to the community because they will buy their little provision items from within, thus saving the cost of transportation. The profits will help improve the healthcare of the family, provide better education to her children, and a general increase in their standard of living.

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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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