A loan of $400 helped to buy a grinding mill and a peeling machine.

Akumcha's story

M. was born in 1963, and is happily married with 6 children, among whom one is less than 15 years old. Life was so miserable for her when she became an orphan. Because of this M. thought her own life had come to an end without the presence of her parents. In the year 2004, she came to know of GHAPE, became a member, and received her first loans in 2005 and 2006, and all the repayments were successful.

With this next loan, she plans to buy a grinding mill and a peeling machine, install the machines and a SONEL meter, and pay rent. She is convinced the business will succeed, because she has been doing the business for a very long time. M. promises to use the profits from her loan to educate her children and provide good food and shelter for them. She prefers to receive a loan from GHAPE, because the organization is trustworthy, and the system of repayment is comfortable.

The Grounded and Holistic Approach to People's Empowerment (GHAPE) is a non-profit NGO based in Bamenda, Cameroon. GHAPE works towards the empowerment of the poor and poverty alleviation through a highly multi-faceted approach. Every client is trained in business management, basic health, life skills, financial management, profits and losses, and family values. Clients are also required to contribute a small amount into a personal savings account; most clients save much more than the minimum requirement. GHAPE instils a sense of family and community within its clients and staff and has developed a strong bond of trust between the organization and its clients.

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