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Alice Madeleine
Alice is a 34-year-old woman who is married and the mother of 4 children aged between 2 and 12 years old. She is a merchant and has been selling seasonal fresh food (cassava, plantains, coconuts and fruit) retail at a local market for 16 years. She knows the suppliers well and knows her clientèle, built up over time thanks to her experience in her line of work, especially well. However, she is constantly suffering from stock shortages because, due to her small amount of capital, she is forced to sell all of her inventory in order to be able to buy more. She would like to increase her stock in order to be able to better satisfy the constant demand of her customers and to avoid stock shortages. She will save her profits so that she can not only grow her business but also provide for her family's needs.
Alice est une femme de 34 ans mariée mère de 4 enfants dont l'âge varie entre 2 et 12 ans.Elle est commerçante et fait la vente en détail des vivres frais (maniocs, plantains, noix de palmes et fruits) en fonction des saisons dans un marché de la place depuis 16 ans. Il a une bonne connaissance des fournisseurs, et surtout de sa clientèle qu'elle a acquise au fil du temps grâce à son expérience dans ce domaine. Mais elle se retrouve constamment en rupture de stock parce qu'elle est obligée de faire écouler tous le stock pour pouvoir s'en procurer à nouveau ceci à cause de la petitesse de son capital. Elle souhaitera augmenter son stock pour mieux satisfaire la demande constante de sa clientèle et d'éviter les ruptures de stocks. Il économisera son bénéfice pour non seulement agrandir son activité mais aussi subvenir aux besoins de sa famille

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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.

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  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $1,211,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Alice Madeleine to increase her inventory of merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 4, 2014