A loan of $775 helped buy a motorcycle taxi.

Tenjei's story

Z. is married and has six children. He is presently retired and, due to ill health, cannot indulge in agricultural activities, which are the main source of income in his community. He has been a GHAPE member since 2004 and has successfully borrowed and repaid four loans.

With this new loan, he plans to buy a motorcycle taxi for transportation. Given the nature of the roads in his community, motorcycles are the most favorable means of transport. He also plans to repair his pig sty and add one more piglet to his farm. The profits from this loan will be used to provide food to his family and help to pay for the education of his children.

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.

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