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Edy, age 33, has been running a small hardware store in a district of the capital for the past three years. His strengths as a businessman have helped him to quickly build a substantial and loyal customer base, which he can no longer satisfy due to a lack of funds needed to maintain his stock of merchandise.

To overcome this hurdle, he is seeking a loan to stock up on merchandise. He plans to buy 5 packs of candles, cables, 10 sets of hoods, 20 rear view mirrors, machetes, paint, sheet metal, buckets, thinners, etc. and many other hardware products. This will help him to meet customer demand and to bolster his sales and his profits.

He plans to use these profits to expand his activity and turn it into a large hardware store, and to provide for his family’s needs.
Eddy est un homme de 33 ans, commerçant dans un quartier de la capitale où il gère une mini quincaillerie depuis 3 ans. Sa qualité de bon commerçant a pu en si peu de temps fidéliser une clientèle considérable, mais qu'il n'arrive cependant plus à satisfaire car son capital ne lui permet guère de s'approvisionner en quantité suffisante susceptible de satisfaire la demande croissante.Afin de palier à ce problème, il voudrait ce crédit afin de s'approvisionner en quantité suffisante Augmenter le stock de ses marchandises (5 paquet de bougies, cables, 10 paires de capo, 20 retroviseurs machettes, peintures, tôles, seaux, diluants...) et biens d'autres produits de quincaillerie, ce qui lui permettra de satisfaire la demande, mais surtout d'augmenter ses ventes et par conséquent ses bénéfices. Ces bénéfices lui permettront d'agrandir son activité en vue d'en faire une grande quincaillerie, mais également de subvenir aux besoins de sa famille.

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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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  • $1,320,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 511.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Edylengris to buy 5 packs of candles, cables, 10 sets of hoods, 20 rear view mirrors, machetes, paint, sheet metal, buckets, thinners, etc. and many other hardware products for his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2012
Nov 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013