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Céline is a 58-year-old married mother of seven children. She has been a merchant for 20 years already at a market in her area, where she sells couscous (manioc and maize). She has gained experience in her field and manages quite well. She is seeking this loan to get around and buy her merchandise at low prices and in bulk in the villages. This will allow her to expand her business and especially earn higher profits. The profits from her business will allow her to provide for her family and save for future needs such as school expenses.
Céline est une femme de 58 ans mariée, mère de 7 enfants. elle est commerçante depuis 20 ans déjà dans un marché de la place ou elle commercialise le couscous (manioc et maïs). elle a de l'expérience en la matière et se debrouille assez bien. Elle sollicite ce crédit pour se déplacer et allez acheter sa marchandise à des prix bas et en grande quantité dans les villages. Ce qui lui permettra d'agrandir son activité et surtout de réaliser un bon bénéfice. profit qui l'aidera à subvenir aux besoins de sa famille et d'épargner pour les besoins futurs comme la scolaritée.

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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.

About Cameroon

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,197,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Celine to expand her stock of couscous.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Feb 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014