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Mankaa is married with four children. They live in a three-room apartment in Ntingkag Mankon, Bamenda, Cameroon.

She had to overcome some challenges in life such as ill health and inadequate business capital, and she was unable to provide the basic needs of her family. These and others encouraged her to join GHAPE in 2010, from which she has taken and successfully repaid loans one time.

She plans to invest her loan in poultry farming. She plans to buy day-old chicks, fowl feed, and feeders. She says she will succeed in this business because she has been doing it for a very long period of time, and thus is now an expert in the field.

She also says she has customers, that is, she has a ready market for her products. She says this activity will be of great importance to her community, in that they will buy good table birds from her farm, and also they will obtain good manure from her farm.

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About Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE)

This loan is administered by Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE), a non-profit non-government organization based in Bamenda, Cameroon. GHAPE takes a multi-faceted approach in working towards the empowerment of the poor and poverty alleviation. Every client is trained in business management, basic health, life skills, financial management, profits and losses, and family values. Clients are also required to contribute a small amount into a personal savings account; most clients save much more than the minimum requirement. GHAPE instills a sense of family and community among its clients and staff and has developed a strong bond of trust between the organization and its clients.

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