A loan of $400 helped to buy fresh fish, palm wine and to operate a call box.

Nyenepock's story

Nyenepock is married and has seven children, with three below the age of 15. The family lives in a two-room apartment house in Bamenda, northwest region of Cameroon. This woman has faced many challenges in life, such as the death of the mother, the death of the only brother, and the death of the father-in-law. Also, the problem of inadequate capital to run a business, no means to provide good medical care for her children, and proper education. However, with this loan she intends to use it to buy fish in bulk, also to buy all the ingredients that are needed in the fish roasting activity, part of the loan will be used to purchase the things that are use in a white stuff bar, and the rest of the loan will be used to invest in the call box business.

Nyenepock believes her activities will succeed because of the increase in the demand of roasted fish in the community and the high demand for white stuff in many occasions, like traditional celebrations and marriages. Also she has been in the business of call boxes for a long time. This business will help the community in that it will improve the quality of white stuff the community will drink, customers will also not go long distances to buy roasted fish, and to call their love ones. The gain from this business will help her to expand her business. Also, the profit will be used to buy the children's school needs and to pay for the children's school fees. The profit will generally increase the living standard of her family.

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