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Marie Madeleine
Madeleine is a young 24-year-old woman who is married and the mother of 2 children, aged 3 and 7, who both go to school. She also supports one other person in addition to her children. She is a seamstress and has been working in a local district for 4 years. Her speed and creativity have enabled her to acquire a clientèle which has become loyal over time. The inadequacy of her capital makes her unable to satisfy her numerous customers any more. She is requesting a loan so that she can buy small materials like rolls of fabric and thread and increase her inventory of merchandise. The profits generated will enable her to expand her business, build some savings and support her husband with the daily chores.
madeleine est une jeune femme âgée de 24 ans,mariée et mère de 2 enfants dont l'âge varie entre 3 et 7 ans tous vont à l' ecole. elle a aussi à sa charge une personne. Elle est couturière dans un quartier de la capitale où elle a ouvert un atélier de couture qu' elle gére depuis 4 ans. la diligence de ses services, son savoir faire et expérience dans ce domaine et sa créativité lui ont permis d'acquerir et fidéliser sa clientèle au fil du temps.Elle aimerait acheter un ballot de tissus pour revendre et coudre aussi et petits matériel de couture(bobine de fil, carton de boutons, des épingle...) en stock mais son capital ne le lui permet pas. D'où l'importance de ce crédit pour son activité. parce qu'il lui premettra non seulement de satisfaire sa clientèle , mais aussi d'augmenter ses ventes et donc sa marge bénéficiaire.Les bénéfices générés l'aideront à étendre son activité et d'aider son epoux dans les taches quotidiennes.

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This loan is part of ACEP Cameroun's loan program targeting poor clients who require smaller loans thant ACEP normally disburses. The smaller loan size allows clients with micro-enterprises to borrow and repay the funds they need to grow. By supporting this loan, you are expanding financial access to entrepreneurs with very little starting capital, including many who have never taken out a loan.

About ACEP Cameroun

Agence de Crédit pour l’Entreprise Privée (ACEP) is Kiva's second Field Partner in Cameroon. Founded in 1999, ACEP has developed a strong lending methodology to serve entrepreneurs in Cameroon's urban centers such as Douala and Yaounde.

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  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,321,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 525.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marie Madeleine to buy small materials like rolls of fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013