A loan of $525 helped to pay for wood, piglets, fowl and pig feed.

Gilbert's story

Gilbert was born on the 12th of October in 1962. He is married and they have six children, three of whom are below the age of fifteen. He lives in a four bedroom apartment with his family in the Ndamukong neighborhood in Bamenda town, in the North West Region of Cameroon.

He is a carpenter by profession but does other business activities like his poultry and piggery. He said he is doing this carpentry trade because it is a trade he learned and he has experience in it. He also trust his handwork, judging from the community’s recommendations.

As to the livestock business, the market trends are a driving force to his engaging in it, since the demand for poultry and pork products is steadily witnessing a rise. With this loan he plans to buy more wood for his carpentry workshop, as well as piglets, fowl and pig feed.

He says, "My carpentry business helps the community in that people will be able to live in decent homes, because my work is affordable. Regarding the livestock business, it is going to improve the nutritional intake of my community members, thus healthier lives. Its by-products are going to provide manure, which is better in its environmental impact than artificial fertilizers. With the profits from the loan, I will continue the improvement of my family's educational and healthcare needs.

Gilbert prefers GHAPE because they offer loans at very low interest and with a convenient repayments duration. They also offer free trainings on business techniques and marketing skills as well as other life skills. In fact, he says, a whole lot on human development skills.

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