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Beche is a 46 year old man who is married and father to 4 children. Upon completing his training, he opened a small sewing workshop that has been doing good business for the past 9 years. He also does embroidery and edging but he doesn't have the material needed to work fast enough that he can keep up with his orders and satisfy his customers. This is why he is requesting a loan to buy two machines (a sewing machine and a finishing machine). This will enable him to avoid going to the market all the time, since he will be able to sew and resell to his customers. In addition to buying small sewing equipment, he will use the profit generated by his loan to take care of some of his needs as well as those of his family.
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Beche est un homme de 46 ans marié père de 4 enfants. Après sa formation, il a ouvert un petit atelier de couture qui fonctionne bien depuis 9 ans déjà, il fait aussi la broderie et le surfilage mais n'a pas tout le matériel pour aller plus vite avec ses commandes et pouvoir satisfaire sa clientèle à temps. C'est pour celà qu'il sollicite un crédit pour s'acheter deux machines( une à coudre et l'autre pour le surfilage. ce qui l'évitera d'aller au marché tout le temps, il pourra coudre et revendre à ses clients. Le bénéfice tiré de ce crédit lui permettra non seulement de s'acheter son petit matériel de couture pour agrandir son activité, mais aussi de satisfaire certains de ses besoins ainsi que ceux de sa petite famille.

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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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  • $1,184,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Beche to buy 2 used sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014