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Catherine Nsoh
This borrower is separated with three children and lives in a house provided by a family friend at Nchuobuh, a quarter in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.

She had difficulties in educating her children after she left her husband, not to talk of providing shelter for herself and the children. The situation became worst when she was driven out of the family house because she was not supposed to stay in the family house with her children. Her mother who was so supportive to her and two sisters who were also very supportive to her died, making her more frustrated.

Given a new loan she plans to invest in the rearing of pigs, to purchase feed,piglets and pay for the construction of a pig sty. She will also rent a piece of land for farming, pay for labour to do clearing of the farm, purchase seedling for planting and also invest in the buying and selling of fresh groundnuts. Her activity will help the community to provide food and manure from her pigs farm . Her activity will also help to provide employment in that people will clear her farm and also transport her produce. She will pay for labor for the construction of a pig sty and tilling of her farm.

She will plough back her profit into her business and use part to care for her family. She also will use the proceeds to pay her house rent. Her children’s school needs will be taken care of. She prefers GHAPE because of the training she frequently receives and the low cost in obtaining and paying back a loan.

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About Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE)

This loan is administered by Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE), a non-profit non-government organization based in Bamenda, Cameroon. GHAPE takes a multi-faceted approach in working towards the empowerment of the poor and poverty alleviation. 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 among its clients and staff and has developed a strong bond of trust between the organization and its clients.

About Cameroon

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,321,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 461.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Catherine Nsoh purchase of piglets, pig feed, fence Constrution, renting of farm buying of seedlings and fresh groundnut.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013