Many are the difficulties he has encountered in life such as ill health amongst his family, especially himself, insolence of his own children, an accident with a motorbike which he was involved, dejection by his family especially of his own sister, uncle and auntie. His problems were further compounded by general poverty and lack of start-up capital.
He intends on using this loan amount to operate a natural medicine store. That is, increase stocks of herbal medicines, buy honey, kernel oil, and castor oil. He believes the venture will succeed because of its strategic location (he is the only one), good media publicity of his products and services, and high demand from customers. This activity will help his community in providing natural and affordable medicine, reduce incidence of some diseases and illnesses, like gastrointestinal problems. From his business the profits will be used to provide better healthcare and education for his family, as well as improve clothing and housing conditions of his family.
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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