A loan of $600 helped purchase yams seeds, poultry and pig farming.

Sama's story

E. was born in 1966. She is married to Sama Aron, and they are blessed with five children. She shares five rooms with her five children and her husband in Musang, a quarter in Bamenda, in the North-West Region of Cameroon.

E. has had great difficulties in life, ranging from ill-health, failure to attain quality education, and inadequate capital to expand her business. Amongst other challenges, she needs more capital to be able to pull ahead with her projects. With this loan, she plans to buy yams seeds, day-old chicks, and piglets, which she will keep and will later on sell to make more profit from them. She thinks her business is an influential one, and she has succeeded over the past years. She, as well, regularly undertakes contracts. The loan will help her community because they will be able to afford good yams, chickens, and pigs for affordable prices.

She will plough her profit back into her business and use part to care for her family. She will use a fraction of the profit to pay for her children's education and upgrade her standard of living. She prefers GHAPE because of the training she frequently receives, the follow-up, and the low cost of obtaining and paying back a loan.

About GHAPE:
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 multifaceted 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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