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She is a lovely mother blessed with five children; one of them below the age of 15. They make a happy home with her husband. This family of seven is living in a three room apartment house in the Mile 4 neighborhood of Nkwen area in Bamenda, North-West Region of Cameroon. She has faced a lot of challenges in her life such as inadequate capital to start up a business, the poor health situation of family members, and lack of means to provide basic needs for the family.

She intends to buy a motorbike and also operate a callbox business. This loan will help the community by providing easy and cheap transportation for the population, as bikes are very accessible to neighbourhoods. The callbox will ease communication needs of community members. The business (especially that of the callbox) will succeed because of her location, the demand for mobile phone products and her experience in running the business. The profits will be used to improve her life and that of her family members.

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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
  • 4
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  • $1,304,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 529.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD