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Gergette is a young woman, age 29, who is married and the mother of four children. Her children are between the ages of 8 and 2, and three of them attend school.

For the past ten months, Gergette has been working as a retailer in one of the neighborhoods of the capital city.

Thanks to her enthusiasm and to the quality and reasonable prices of the goods that she sells, she has managed to attract a large group of customers. However, she is losing customer loyalty because she is constantly out-of-stock. This is why she is requesting this loan, so that she can increase her stock of goods (she specifically wants to buy cans of paint and some shovels).

She plans to reinvest part of her profits into her business. The rest will be used to help her husband meet the needs of the household.
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Georgette est une jeune femme de 29 ans mariée et mére de 4 enfants dont l'âge vari entre 8 et 2 ans dont 3 sont scolarisés. Elle est commerçante dans un quartier de la capitale depuis 10 mois. la qualité de ses produits,son dynamisme et ses prix lui ont valu une tré grande clientéle q'elle n'arrive plus à fidéliser à cause la rupture permanente de ses stocks. Elle sollicite donc ce credit dans le but d'acroître ses stocks (acheter les pots de peinture, lles pelles...). Elle voudrait avec les bénéfices de son affaire réinvestir dans son activité et le reste lui permettra d'aider son mari avec les besoins de la maison

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More information about this loan

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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  • $1,219,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 510.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Gergette to increase her stock of goods (to buy cans of paint, shovels etc...).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 3, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013