A loan of $400 helped to buy piglets and feed for her pig farm, and to buy cooking ingredients for her restaurant, like rice, oil, beans and maize.

Alice's story

She is married and has five children, and they live in a five bedroom apartment in Bamenda, Mezam division North West Region of Cameroon. She has faced so many challenges in life -- including sickness of family members, and the deaths of her mother and her father, who were so supportive of her -- that she became frustrated with the ways of life.

She joined GHAPE in the year 2010, and has successfully managed and repaid GHAPE loans twice before. Given a new loan, she will expand her pig farm by buying more piglets and pig feed, and also she will expand her restaurant business by buying cooking ingredients, like rice, oil, beans and maize, which will facilitate the proper functioning of her restaurant.

She believes that her businesses will succeed, because she has regular customers who frequently buy from her. She has a good business site for the restaurant, which together with the quality food she serves, attracts more customers. From this activity the community will benefit, having a regular food supply at moderate prices. The pig droppings will serve as fertilizer for the community's crop land, for which there is high demand, and it will greatly increase farm productivity.

With the profit from this loan, she will educate her children and provide basic necessities. She will also plough back profit into the businesses. She prefers a loan from GHAPE because of low interest rates, the management and marketing techniques thought by GHAPE staff.

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