A loan of $500 helped finance the operation of a natural medicine store.

Ful Ignatius's story

He is married and blessed with six lovely kids, five of whom are below the age of 15 years. This family lives in a three-room apartment in Bamenda, North West Region of Cameroon.

Many are the difficulties he has encountered in life such as ill health amongst his family, especially himself, insolence of his own children, an accident with a motorbike which he was involved, dejection by his family especially of his own sister, uncle and auntie. His problems were further compounded by general poverty and lack of start-up capital.

He intends on using this loan amount to operate a natural medicine store. That is, increase stocks of herbal medicines, buy honey, kernel oil, and castor oil. He believes the venture will succeed because of its strategic location (he is the only one), good media publicity of his products and services, and high demand from customers. This activity will help his community in providing natural and affordable medicine, reduce incidence of some diseases and illnesses, like gastrointestinal problems. From his business the profits will be used to provide better healthcare and education for his family, as well as improve clothing and housing conditions of his family.

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