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Barbine is a woman who lives in a district of the capital. She runs a stall in a market place where she sells: okra, potatoes, and some other vegetables. Thanks to her energetic personality and her competence as a merchant, she has a growing clientele whose increasing demand is becoming hard to satisfy.

For this reason, Barbine is requesting a loan of 50,000 XAF to purchase food at wholesale. She plans to buy tomatoes, as well as vegetables, among other things. The income Barbine earns due to this loan will allow her to have more flexible capital, to improve her quality of life, and to meet the daily needs of her family.
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Madame Barbine est une femme qui vit dans un quartier de la capital. Elle détien un comptoir dans un marché de la place où elle vend: Le gombo, les pattates et quelques légumes. Grâce à son dynamisme et sa competence dans ce domaine, elle s'est faite une clientèle grandissante qu'elle aimerait continuer de satisfaire. Pour cela elle sollicite un prêt d'un montant de 50000 pour acheter des vivres en gro, entre autres la tomate, les légumes et bien d'autres. Les bénéfices tirés de ce crédit lui permettront de fluxtifier son capital, améliorer son cadre de vie et enfin de subvenir aux differents besoins des membres de sa famille.

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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.

About Cameroon

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $1,209,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Barbine to purchase foodstuffs at wholesale (tomatoes, vegetables, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013