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Marie is a 30-year-old single woman and the mother of three children, ranging in ages between 5 and 12 years old. Her three children go to school.

Marie is a seamstress and, two years ago, she opened a sewing shop in one of the neighborhoods of the capital city. She makes school uniforms, which are an important clothing item for students. This is why her activity is most profitable at the beginning of the school year.

This is also the reason why she is requesting a loan to buy a roll of fabric and the sewing material necessary to make uniforms. This loan will allow her to increase her production, and therefore her sales and profits.

Part of the profits generated thanks to this loan will be saved to buy more material for her business. The rest will be used to meet the needs of her family.
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Marie est une femme de 3o ans célibataire mère trois enfants dont l'age varie entre 5 et 12 ans tous vont à l'école. Elle est couturière et a ouvert un atelier de couture depuis 2 ans déjà dans lequel elle fait la confection des tenus scolaires dans un quartier de la capitale. son activté rapporte plus pendant les rentrées scolaires parce que la tenue est un vêtement important pour les élèves. C'est pour cela qu'elle sollicite ce crédit pour s'acheter un rouleau de tissus et le matériel de couture pour la confection des tenues. ceci augmentera sa production, et donc ses ventes ainsi que ses bénéfices. Elle économisera une partie des bénéfices générés par ce crédit dans son activité pour augmenter le matériel et le reste lui permettra de subvenir aux besoins de sa famille.

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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.

About Cameroon

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,304,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 523.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marie to buy small sewing material and rolls of fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013