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Hostensia M. is a widow with four children. Her difficulties in life have been that of educating her children. The worst moment came when she lost two daughters over a short period of time. These children being the eldest had the responsibility of being the breadwinner for the family. With this grate loss she was unable to provide the basic needs for the remaining children.

With the loan she plans to buy piglets, feed, medication for pigs and also plank and nails to repair and expand her pig farm. She will use part of the money to maintain one of her houses that she will give out to rent. This will help provide shelter for others and the manure will be used to cultivate her crops and improve the output.
She plans to repay her loan in 24months.Her first installment will be done on the fourth month from the date of disbursement of the 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.

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  • $2,400
    Average annual income
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    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD