A loan of $325 helped to buy used clothes and shoes to sell.

Formarah's story

E. was born in 1970 and is the single mother of two children. She lives in mile three at Nkwen, Bamenda, Cameroon. E. lost the father in 2001, thus making life difficult for her and her children since her father was the sole breadwinner of the house and took care of the health and education of the children.

She plans to invest this money in clothes and shoes. She has been involved in this business for a long time, therefore giving her a good background in managing the business.

Her activity will help the community to obtain dresses at a reduced cost. She plans to use the profit to buy feed, educate, and fight poverty at home.


The Grounded and Holistic Approach for 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.

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