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Mariatou is a 44-year-old woman. She is married and the mother of three children between the ages of 23 and 18. She owns and runs a mini-restaurant where she has been selling fritters, beans and paste for ten years, in one of the city's neighborhoods.

She is requesting this loan to boost her stock of supplies. She will be buying some bags of flour and sugar as well as some cans of oil in order to increase her sales and profits.

Mariatou will reinvest part of her profits into her business in order to increase her capital and she will use the rest of the money to meet her family's needs.
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Mariatou est une femme de 44 ans, mariée et mère de 03 enfants dont le premier a 23 ans et le dernier 18 ans. Elle possède et gère un mini restaurant où elle vend des beignets, haricot et bouillie depuis 10 ans dans un quartier de la ville. Elle sollicite ce crédit pour renforcer son stock de matières premières en achetant sac de farine, bidon d'huile, sac de sucre afin d'augmenter ses ventes et ses profits. les bénéfices ainsi générés vont être réinvestis dans son activité pour accroître son capital d'une part, et subviendront aux besoins de sa famille d'autre part.

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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
  • 1
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,321,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Mariatou to buy food supplies (flour, sugar, oil).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 1, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2014