A loan of $400 helped to pay for fuel wood and seedlings.


Patience's story

Patience is married with seven children, two of whom are below the age of 15 years. They live in a four-room apartment at Nkwen Bamenda, in the North West region of Cameroon. She has faced many challenges in life which include ill health within her family, and also theft and fighting over property by her family members.

She joined GHAPE in the year 2003 and has taken and repaid her empowerment credit four times with the recent loan amount being 200,000frs. She says if given the new loan requested, she will expand her fuel wood business, improve her farm garden and raise pigs. She is very positive that her business will succeed because she has regular customers, she has a good business site, and also other GHAPE members are always buying from her to patronize her. From this business she says the community will benefit from regular supply, as well as low prices of firewood, vegetables and pork.

With the profit from the loan she promises to educate her children, provide medication, and to plow back some of the profit into her business. She prefers GHAPE loans because of the low interest rate, education before loan disbursement, its help in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and also because the loans given by GHAPE are paid conveniently.



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