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Louise is a young woman, 52 years old, and the married mother of four. After completing her training, she opened a small sewing workshop, which has been doing well for years. She also does overcasting but does not have all the supplies and equipment to fulfill special orders quickly and satisfy her customer on a timely basis. For this reason, she is requesting a loan to purchase some cloth and sundry sewing supplies (needles, pins, lining, thread, …), so that she can avoid having to go to the market all the time. She will be able to sew items and sell them to her customers. The profits from this loan will enable her not only to purchase her various sewing supplies to expand her business but also to meet certain of her needs, as well as those of her family.
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Louise est une jeune femme de 52 ans mariée mère de 4 enfants. Après sa formation, elle a ouvert un petit atelier de couture qui fonctionne bien depuis des années, elle fait aussi le surfilage mais n'a pas tout le matériel pour aller plus vite avec ses commandes et pouvoir satisfaire sa clientèle à temps. C'est pour celà qu'elle sollicite un crédit pour s'acheter des tissus et le petit matériel de mercerie (épingles, aiguilles, doublure, fil...) qui l'évitera d'aller au marché tout le temps, elle pourra coudre et revendre à ses clients. Le bénéfice tiré de ce crédit lui permettra non seulement de s'acheter son petit matériel de couture pour agrandir son activité, mais aussi de satisfaire certains de ses besoins ainsi que ceux 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.

About Cameroon

  • $2,400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Cameroon Loans Fundraising
  • $1,214,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 478.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BEAC (XAF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Louise to purchase cloth and sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015