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Firmine is a 42-year-old woman from Cameroon. She is married and the mother of five children between the ages of 23 and 5. She has been preparing and selling braised fish in one of her city's neighborhoods for almost three years. Since she does not have a freezer to keep fish in a cool place, she has to stock up every day at a local market. She would like to use her loan to buy a new freezer, as well as health drinks, to go with the fish that she cooks. With her profits, she will be able to give a better future to her children.
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Firmine est femme camerounaise de 42 ans. Mariée et mère de 05 enfants dont le plus âgé a 23 ans et le moins âgé 05 ans, elle fait du poisson à la braise qu'elle vend dans un quartier de la ville depuis près de 03 ans. Firmine va tous les jours dans un marché de la place s'approvisionner car elle ne dispose pas d'un congélateur pouvant lui permettre de conserver le poisson. Firmine souhaite avec le montant du crédit s’acheter un congélateur neuf et également des boissons hygiéniques afin d'accompagner le poisson. les bénéfices obtenus permettront à firmine d’assurer l'avenir de ses enfants.

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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.

About Cameroon

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,299,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 509.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Firmine to buy a freezer and some fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014