A loan of $450 helped buying of koki beans, palm oil, groundnut oil, fruits.

Dorothy's story

Dorothy, married with six children, lives with her family in a two-room house in Ndamukong, Cameroon. She fries and sells puff puff, Accra beans, and bananas in a Carrefour junction beside her house and is requesting a loan to buy flour, beans, palm oil and groundnut oil for frying. Dorothy plans to expand this business since puff and beans is a fast and inexpensive meal.

This will be Dorothy's sixth loan from GHAPE, of which she has been a member since 2003. She has been quite successful in her business due to her location, reasonable prices, and cooking experience, and her customer base continues to grow. Part of the profits from this loan will be used to take care of her children, buy necessities for the family, including her grandchildren, and the other part will be used to help the needy and orphans in the orphanage within her community.

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.

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