A loan of $450 helped to purchase a motorbike.


Fon Jeremiah's story

Fon Jeremiah was born in May 1964 and is married to Anwi Alice; they have seven children. Earlier, he was into cattle rearing but thieves broke into his farm and made away with all of his cattle. He then turned to GHAPE for assistance in the year 2004. He has received and successfully managed and repaid GHAPE loans four times. He presently has an old motorbike taxi which is the main source of income for him and his family at the moment.

Given this new loan, he plans to sell his old motorbike and add the money to the loan to enable him to buy a new one. Motorcycle taxis are the most popular means of transportation in his community as the roads are very bad. The profit he obtains from the loan shall be used to increase the living standard of his family and pay school fees for his children.

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 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 in its clients and staff and has developed a strong bond of trust between the organization and its clients.



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