Help Gilian Leave Poverty Forever

A microproject by Reach Out Cameroon (REO)
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Summary

Gillian (24) is a mother of two kids, Wase (6) and Keziah (2). She left school at 16, after her father died and her mother could not pay for her education. This did not limit her; she started a small business in her community and achieved some succes to feed her family every day. Unable to save, she is at risk of falling into extreme poverty, any time that a family member is sick she needs to use business money and goes back to square 0. She dreams of having a comsetics shop. You can help her.
$735.00
total raised
15
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months active

Challenge

After being forced out of school, Gilian, an excellent student, became pregnant at the age of 17 from a man that did not stay with her, the situation repeated itself 5 years after. Now, at 24, she is a single mother taking care of herself, 2 children, 6 siblings and her sick mother. Unfortounately with constant economic shocks coming from her family (illnesses, school fees and other family problems), she cant keep her business stable and her revenues are intermitent. She is not safe.

Solution

Gillian has the plan to start a cosmetic shop, but she does not have enough capital or capacity to save, that's where you can come in. By providing her with the capital she needs you will increase profits and savings. She is a natural entrepreur, with good profits at a smaller scale (the first time we helped her she transformed 50 dollars in a business that generated 400, monthly). If you help her now, we are confident by the end of next year she will be employing other girls.

Long-Term Impact

Gillian will establish a cosmetic shop,she's seen a need in her commuity and has met store owners in other localities to better understand the business, she's ready to create a business that will last. She will be able to create a better living condition for herself and her family. After the 1st grant intervention, continuous follow-up and a second grant will make sure you, us, and she are in the path to make Gilian leave poverty forever. With her, the 8 children and teenagers she cares for

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Organization Information

Reach Out Cameroon (REO)

Location: Buea, South West Region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​ www.reachoutcameroon.org
Project Leader:
Njomo Omam Esther
Executive Director
Buea, South West Region Cameroon

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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