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Born in 1952, Christina is married with five children. She became a member of GHAPE and received a first loan of $30. With this loan she started a business of cassava farming and pig rearing. Cassava is a starch food product which has many uses. It is used as food when boiled and in manufacturing garri starch which is used as a bleaching agent on clothes. The income helped her pay school fees for her children.
Christina requests a loan to buy piglets, fowls, and seeds. With the profits, she will be able to pay her children’s school fees, increase her business and live well with her family. She plans to pay her loan in 24 months.

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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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