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Total loan: $975

Esther

Alabukam, Mankon, NW. Province, , Cameroon / Agriculture

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A loan helped To purchase an oil mill.


Esther's story

Esther is married and a mother of six children. She has suffered from the death of her father and from the inability to provide enough food and school fees for her family. She went to a private nursing school and has been unemployed.

Motivated by these difficulties, she became a GHAPE member and was trained in business management, marketing techniques, and credit discipline.

She turned to GHAPE to take a loan to invest in her oil mill. She has been very hard working for her farm production. As she says, my farm house is full of harvested crops because of my hard work.

Now she requests a loan of 500000 to buy an oil mill to produce palm oil and to farm more crops.

The Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE) is a non-profit NGO based in Bamenda, Cameroon. GHAPE works toward 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.