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Rosaire is a 55-year-old woman, a widow, and mother of four children, of whom the oldest is 33. Aside from her children, she supports two other children. Rosaire has owned a carpentry shop in a district in the capital for a few years already. She is very familiar with the trade and its suppliers, as well as her customers, whom she has acquired over the course of time.

However, she is often faced with problems due to her barely adequate inventory, which prevents her from appropriately meeting the needs of her customers. To alleviate this problem, Rosaire turned toward us to request financing. The profits that will result from this business will then be reinvested, and the rest will enable her to meet her family's needs.
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Rosaire est une femme de 55 ans, elle est veuve et mère de quatre enfants dont le plus âgé à 33 ans. En dehors de ses enfants, elle a la charge de deux autres enfants. Elle détient une menuiserie dans un quartier de la capital depuis quelques année déjà. Elle a une bonne connaissance du métier, de ses fournisseurs ainsi que de sa clientèle qu'elle à acquis au fil du temps. Cependant, elle fait très souvent face à des problèmes dus à la quantité de son peu suffisante de son stock qui ne lui permet pas de satisfaire convenablement sa clientèle. Pour palier à ce problème, Rosaire s'est tournée vers nous pour solliciter un financement. Les bénéfices qui résulteront de cette activité seront par la suite réinvestis et le reste lui permettra de subvenir aux besoins de sa 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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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,197,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 482.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Rosarie to purchase supplies and equipment for her carpentry shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2013
Dec 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 31, 2015