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Bernard is a 42-year old man, who is single and father to three children, whose ages range from seven to 14 years old and who all go to school. He has had a basketry business in one of the town's districts for almost 22 years and has good experience in this field. Introduced to this activity by his father, he weaves (or makes) pieces of furniture which he then displays. He also works to order. With this loan he would like to buy 14 pieces of plywood, five boxes of varnish, as well as paint, so he can boost his stock and finish orders on time. His ambition is to build a workshop and a large showroom.
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Bernard est un homme âgé de 42 ans, célibataire et père de 03 enfants dont l'âge varie entre 07 et 14 ans et qui vont tous à l'école. il comme activité une vannerie dans un quartier de la ville depuis pratiquement 22 ans. il bénéficie d'une bonne expérience dans cette activité. Initié par son papa, il tisse (ou fabrique) des meubles qu'il expose par la suite. il travaille également sur commande. il voudrait avec ce crédit acheter 14 feuilles de contre plaquet, 05 boites de vernis, et de la peinture aussi afin de renforcer son stock de matière pour pouvoir réaliser ses commandes à temps. Il a pour ambition de construire un atelier de travail et une grande salle d'exposition.

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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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  • $1,197,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Bernard to buy raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 3, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014