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Madeleine is a 59-year-old woman who is married and has a family. She works as a retailer and sells dry goods (maize and beans) at a local market.

She would like to boost her activity and buy more goods (she wants to buy 15 bags of maize and beans). This would prevent her from being constantly out-of-stock.

This loan will not only allow her to meet the needs of an already increasing number of customers, but will also help her to boost her profits.

Madeleine will use these profits to meet the needs of her large family, whom she helps support. In the long run, she will also use them to expand her business.
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Madeleine est une femme de 59 mariée, mère de famille. Elle exerce une activité de commerce en détail où elle vend des vivres secs (maïs et haricot) dans un marché de la place. Elle aimerait agrandir son activité en achetant plus de marchandises(15 sacs de maPis et du haricot), ça lui évitera les ruptures de stocks qu'elle a tout le temps. ce crédit lui permettra non seulement de satisfaire sa clientèle déjà grandissante, mais aussi d'augmenter ses bénéfices. Bénéfices qui lui permettront de subvenir aux besoins de sa famille nombreuse dont elle a la charge en partie et avec le temps, d'agrandir son fond de commerce.

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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.

About Cameroon

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,188,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Madeleine to buy 15 bags of maize and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014