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Helene Alice
Helene is a 35-year-old woman, single, and the mother of two children, ages 6 and 4. Both her children attend school.

For the past two years, she has run a small business - a hairdressing salon - in one of the neighborhoods of the capital city.

Thanks to her warm welcome, to her expertise, and to the low prices of her services, she has managed to attract an increasingly large number of customers. However, she is currently having a hard time meeting their needs since she is constantly out-of-stock.

This is why she is requesting this loan, in order to increase her stock of goods (hair extensions, weaves...). She hopes that this loan will help her to rebuild some customer loyalty and to boost her profits. She plans to use her profits to expand her business and maybe hire some employees.
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Helene est une femme de 35 ans, célibataire, et mére de 2 enfants dont les l'ages sont 6 et 4 ans tous sont scolarisés. Elle est commerçante dans un quartier de la capitale oû elle tient un un salon de coiffure depuis 2 ans dejà. Son acceil chaleureux, son savoir faire et surtout la qualité de ses prix lui ont fait croître sa clientéle qu'elle n'arrive plus à satisfaire à cause de la rupture permanente de ses stocks. Elle voudrait donc ce credit pour pouvoir augmenter ses stocks(acheter les méches, les greffes...), elle esper avec cela fidélier sa clientéle enfin d'augmenter ses bénéfices. avec lesquels elle voudrait agrandir sa structure et voir si elle pourrait recruter des employés

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More information about this loan

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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  • $1,190,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Helene Alice to buy hair products: extensions, weaves, oil...
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013