A loan of $975 helped to purchase cassava for water fufu production, to buy piglets and pig feed, and to farm cassava.

Grace's story

Sixty-three-year-old Grace is married and has four children. She fell seriously ill and spent all her business capital on hospital bills, but thank God she survived. She had a business selling tapioca, which is consumed on a very large scale in her community. She was about to lose all her customers when GHAPE came to her aid in the year 2001, when she joined the program. She received a loan, which she invested gainfully and opened a pig farm. Her community benefited a lot from her activities, because her products are always available even at home, so community members don’t have to wait until market days before they can purchase tapioca.

With the loan she is now requesting, she plans to farm cassava on a large scale and also pay for labor to hoe the farmland. She also plans to buy piglets and pig feed, as well as produce water fufu (food made out of cassava), which is one of the foods commonly consumed in her area.

She plans to repay her loan in 24 months, and the first installment of repayment shall be made on the fourth month from the date of loan disbursement.

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