A loan of $450 helped to purchase corn, groundnuts, beans and fowls.

Tsiagu's story

Tsiagu G. has requested 200,000 francs (XFA) in order to purchase cocoa, yams, sweet and Irish potatoes, corn, beans, groundnuts and chicken. The products will eventually be sold in Nkwen market. She is married to Asegah Christopher and the mother of three children.

Tsiagu G. is currently requesting her second loan from GHAPE. She has been with GHAPE since 2007 and has demonstrated a creditworthy character exemplified by her repayments, consistent attendance of meetings, and support of her borrowing group. With this latest loan, Tsiagu G. is hoping to continue the business practices supported by her prior loans. She is confident that her business will succeed because her stall is in a strategic position within the market. She also feels that her friendly approach to customers makes a big difference.

Tsiagu G. hopes to use the profits from her business to provide for the various needs of her family. She hopes to increase her profits in order to have enough to pay for her children’s school fees, open an account and provide her family’s nourishment.

Tsiagu G.’s loan will be provided through Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment(GHAPE), 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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