A loan of $400 helped to purchase a motorcycle.

Esther's story

She is married with five children and they live in Mbengwi, Momo Division, North West Region, Cameroon. She has faced many challenges in life which include the death of most family members, sickness in her family and poverty.

She joined GHAPE in the year 2003 and has taken out and repaid six loans with the recent loan being 200,000 FRS. She promises that, if given the new loan requested, she will buy a new motorbike for commercial purposes. She is positive her business will succeed, because she has been in the business for a long time. The bike will be given to her child, who will be solely responsible, and as such will take care to avoid accidents and also do his best possible to maintain the machine at all cost. The community will benefit from this business because the bike will help to transport farmers from their houses to the farms and also carry their produce to the market. It will also help to transport students to and from school at low prices and also transport workers to and from their job sites.

With the profit from the loan, she promises to educate her children and grandchildren and provide medication for her family. She will buy farm seedlings because she is involved in a little form of agriculture. She will also pay registration fees for her daughter, who will be writing the general certificate of education.

She says she prefers GHAPE loans because of the low interest rate and convenient repayment intervals and because all the members are educated before the loans are disbursed to ensure good management of their loans.

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