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Total loan: $225

Lum

Ntamulung, Bamenda, NW. Province, , Cameroon / Agriculture

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A loan helped buying seeds, corn, beans, manure, fertilizer, and paying for farm labor.


Lum's story

As a widow, F. supports her six children by selling produce from her farm in her community in Bamenda. She will use this loan to purchase seeds for cocoyams, corn, beans, four bags of manure, one bag of fertilizer and for labor to clear and till her farmland.

F. is helping her community by creating employment opportunities on her farm and also by selling her produce at a convenient location for her customers. Prior to her involvement with GHAPE, she was unable to provide an education for her children. She also lost two dear people in her life—her husband and first son.

With the profits of this loan, F. now can provide a better life for her family by paying for their educational fees and books, and expanding her farm! F. appreciates GHAPE's gradual repayment schedule.

The Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE) is a non-profit NGO based in Bamenda, Cameroon. GHAPE works towards the empowerment of the poor and poverty alleviation through a highly multi-faceted approach. 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 within its clients and staff and has developed a strong bond of trust between the organization and its clients.