Affordable and colourful yarns for kente cloth production

Seth Frimpong

Bonwire, Ghana

83% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Seth Frimpong

Member since

August 2016

On-time repayments

97 installments  •  82%

About Me

My name is Seth Frimpong a native of Bonwire. Having lost my father at class four (4), I decided to be active footballer. My football career came to a halt when l got injured at my ankle during a match between one coast opponents. As native of Bonwire and for that matter an automatic weaver l decided to weave Kente when l couldn’t pursue my football career due to persistent ankle injury. I found it difficult to weave because of the injury and for that matter opted to sell products (yarn) that are used to produce kente cloth. I now have a store for selling the yarns but the quantity of the yarns in the store are relatively insufficient and at times get finish when the demand is high. I would be grateful if Zidisha could help me to increase the the number of the materials in the store by assisting me with their soft loans.
Interestingly, l cannot play football though, l always follow the game and for that matter a Manchester United fun and Kumasi Asante Kotoko fun

My Business

l will use all the loan that Zidisha will provide to buy yarns to fill the huge spaces in the store. Apparently to complete one set of cloth for men size, you have to get one set of yarns consisting of cotton and rayon. A cone of a cotton cost $1.5 and $3.5 for that of rayon. In total a weaver must buy total weaving material of $90 in order to complete one set of woman size cloth and $130 for men size cloth. This means that l will use the loan this time to buy 30 different set of yarns that the weavers can purchase for kente production in order to fill the spaces in the store. These will however increase the capital l am working with and also reduce frequent shortage of materials in my store

Loan Proposal

l will use the loan to stock my store since production of the kente cloth practically depends availability of yarns
l will specifically buy four boxes of cotton and two boxes of rayon. A box of a cotton cost GHs. 150 hence the overall cost of cotton that will be bought is GHs. 600. In the same vein a box of rayon cost GHs. 200 and a total cost of two boxes of rayon will be GHs. 400. So far, this is how l intend to use the money.
Thank you

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  • Margaret    Feb 1, 2018

    The loan was paid off in a timely manner!

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  • Margaret    May 29, 2017

    Seth paid off his loan perfectly and was a pleasure to work with. I would gladly lend to him again and encourage others to do the same.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$222.72

Date disbursed

Nov 24, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

10 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $6.33

Lenders

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CWS

Huntington beach, ca, United States

fiego

Mannheim, Germany

H

Hilke

Bremen, Germany

malcolm D

grants pass, United States

bdm4a

San Fransisco, United States

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

spthoennes

Orlando, United States

S

samnabi

Kitchener, Canada

J

Jessica

Patagonia, Argentina

HansLindgren

Uppsala, Sweden

ksevik

Oslo, Norway

P

PhilACK

Brampton, Canada

birtom

Ettlingen, Germany

L

loistf

Madrid, Spain

C

ChrisG

Charlestown, Australia

M

memorissima

milano, Italy

F

Fintons

Grand Rapids, United States

P

peaceandcarrots

Hilltop, United States

ibc123

Seattle, United States

C

cranejoad

cazenovia, United States

M

MarkKrakow

Joliet, United States

sderickson

Berkeley, CA, United States

A

andrewpbrett

United States

G

GoughGirl

Washington, Dc, United States

L

lamar

lamar colorado, United States

J

JeffH

United States

DavidHS

United Kingdom

belvi

Hoogeveen, Netherlands

S

sarahb

United States

K

Keith

Luxembourg

J

Joggele

Austria, Austria

B

beegkitty

United States

J

JeremyR

United States

Ben Triola

St. Louis, United States

Dean Cress

United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

J

jede

Germany

Isabella

UK, United Kingdom

V

Virginia

Chicago, United States

N

Nancy

United States

K

Klasi

Germany

Bill Ballew

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

D

Dennis

Netherlands

Colin Marks

London, United Kingdom

M

Margaret

United States

J

Jani

Stockholm, Sweden

D

darienfo

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

J

James

Los Angeles, United States

BN

Brian Neilon

United States

sbdoc

Reno, United States

J

JB

Germany

T

Tineke

New Zealand

RM

Ronald Maze

United States

MO

Markus Oma

United States

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