A loan of $400 helped repair Motorcycle Taxi.


Fongyen's story

Born in 1962, J. is married and a father of three. He has been a victim of a sickness that incapacitated his left arm. His greatest wish is to see all his children be responsible citizens in the future. He joined GHAPE in 2004 and has been a devoted member since then. He bought a motorbike with his previous loan but, unfortunately, it is not in working condition. With this loan, he plans to repair the motorbike and use it as a motorcycle taxi for public transportation. This will serve as an additional source of income for his family and will go a long way to help meet the family needs of food, clothing, medication, and education for the children. Motorcycle taxis provide a door-to-door service that is preferred by all. 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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