Total loan: $1,025

Motih Mariana Awah

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

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A loan helped To purchase a motorbike.

Motih Mariana Awah's story

Motih Mariana A. was born in 1960. She is married and blessed with five children. She shares four rooms with her five children in Nchulam, a quarter in Bamenda, in the northwest region of Cameroon. Mariana has faced many difficulties in her life, ranging from ill-health, to the inability to meet her daily needs, to failure to attain quality education, to sickness in her seedlings. Among other challenges, she also has had difficulties with inadequate capital to start up a business of her own. With this loan, she plans to buy a motorcycle which she will use for transportation. She also thinks her business will succeed because in the area where she resides, there are no motor-able roads, but motorcycles can access the area smoothly with little or no stress. She will also use it to bring farm products from the interior to the markets. She will also regularly undertake contracts to transport farm products to homes within her locality. Her activities will help her community because they will be able to transport their farm produce with relative ease from farm to market, and transport supplies from market to farm. She will use a fraction of her profit to carry out maintenance and fuel the motorcycle. She will use the remaining proceeds to upgrade her family standard of living and pay for her children's education. She prefers a loan from GHAPE because of the training she frequently receives, the follow up, and the low cost in obtaining and paying back a loan. 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 instils 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.