Anti-hypertensive and diabetic medications

Richard Frempong

Apam, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Richard Frempong

Location

Apam, Ghana

On-time repayments

23 weekly installments  •  83%

About Me

I am Richard Frempong 30 years old man married with 3 kids and working as a professional nurse . I have work for the past four years for Ghana Health Service. I work in a CHPS(Community Health-base Planning Services) compound in Gomoa , a rural community in the central region of Ghana. Majority of the population have no or little knowledge on communicable and non communicable diseases, prevention and treatment.
I have a humble beginning from a village in the eastern region of Ghana. My parents were typical peasant farmers who lived on our meagre farm produce we get upon continuous cultivation.
It was difficult for my parents seeing us through school and at a young age I needed to take the task of seeing myself through senior high school after Jhs, with support from some benevolent persons in our neighbourhood.
I had a dream of becoming a doctor and my family thought it cannot be since no one has ever gone beyond JHS not to talk of becoming a doctor.
In a succinct, I completed Senior High education, learnt how to drive and became a taxi driver.
4 years after driving, with my little savings, I purchased nursing forms and enrolled to the nursing training college. I faced a lot of financial difficulties in school but managed to merge schooling and doing petty jobs to be able to complete Nursing. I passed by the grace of God.
Hard work has been my backbone from infancy and I am stopping at nothing to ensure my childhood dreams become a reality.

My Business

As a nurse working in the rural communities in Ghana, I often meet a lot of people who are oblivious of the health and suffer a lot of complications from preventable and non communicable diseases. Some of these diseases are diabetes mellitus, hypertension etc. I therefore endeavoured to help avert this situation.
I established a diabetes and hypertension corner where daily screening is done for both the sick and the healthy.
I provide daily screening of blood sugar and blood pressure as part of routine screening at the clinic.
I used different channels to communicate the importance of screening your self at the clinic. I used the community information centres(community radio), churches, mosque, the market place and one on one during house to house visitation, as a mechanism for promoting Health.

I also manage an over the counter medical store(local pharmacy) where I stock essential medications to administer to the communities I serve.

Loan Proposal

I started with daily blood-pressure and blood-glucose (blood-sugar) screening, with the aim of early detection of abnormailities, to prompt treatment to avoid complications.

Business is going well and, at this time, clients report that there are long queues (long lines) at hospitals, and they tell of the stress that they go through when they go there for their routine monthly medications.

I want this loan to procure essential medicines to help curb the stress and discomfort of others having to visit hospitals for their routine medications.

Income Source

I earn from my daily screening of patients at the clinic.
I also earn from my monthly salary as a nurse working for the Ghana Health Service.
Repayment in the event of business failure can be settled from my monthly salary.

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About Me

I am Richard Frempong 30 years old man married with 3 kids and working as a professional nurse . I have work for the past four years for Ghana Health Service. I work in a CHPS(Community Health-base Planning Services) compound in Gomoa , a rural community in the central region of Ghana. Majority of the population have no or little knowledge on communicable and non communicable diseases, prevention and treatment.
I have a humble beginning from a village in the eastern region of Ghana. My parents were typical peasant farmers who lived on our meagre farm produce we get upon continuous cultivation.
It was difficult for my parents seeing us through school and at a young age I needed to take the task of seeing myself through senior high school after Jhs, with support from some benevolent persons in our neighbourhood.
I had a dream of becoming a doctor and my family thought it cannot be since no one has ever gone beyond JHS not to talk of becoming a doctor.
In a succinct, I completed Senior High education, learnt how to drive and became a taxi driver.
4 years after driving, with my little savings, I purchased nursing forms and enrolled to the nursing training college. I faced a lot of financial difficulties in school but managed to merge schooling and doing petty jobs to be able to complete Nursing. I passed by the grace of God.
Hard work has been my backbone from infancy and I am stopping at nothing to ensure my childhood dreams become a reality.

My Business

As a nurse working in the rural communities in Ghana, I often meet a lot of people who are oblivious of the health and suffer a lot of complications from preventable and non communicable diseases. Some of these diseases are diabetes mellitus, hypertension etc. I therefore endeavoured to help avert this situation.
I established a diabetes and hypertension corner where daily screening is done for both the sick and the healthy.
I provide daily screening of blood sugar and blood pressure as part of routine screening at the clinic.
I used different channels to communicate the importance of screening your self at the clinic. I used the community information centres(community radio), churches, mosque, the market place and one on one during house to house visitation, as a mechanism for promoting Health.

I also manage an over the counter medical store(local pharmacy) where I stock essential medications to administer to the communities I serve.

Loan Proposal

I started with the daily blood pressure and sugar screening with the aim of early detecting anormally and prompt treatment to avert complications.
Business is going well and this time client reports of long ques at Hospitals and stress the go through going for the monthly routine medication.
I want this load to procure these essential medicines to help curb the stress and discomfort visiting hospitals for their routine medications..

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$153.19

Date disbursed

May 16, 2021

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

8 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $7.03

Credit risk payment: $35.32

Lenders

Wouter Schoonveld

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Elly

Woudrichem, United Kingdom

Wendy

Los Angeles, United States

CR

Christine Randall

Brisbane, Australia

MM

Mac McKiva

United States

G

Gabi

Turkey

KM

Kirk Moore

Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain

JE

Jason E

United Kingdom

Anya

Redmond, Washington, United States

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Summary

Amount repaid

$153.19

Amount remaining

$0.00

Date repaid

Jul 2, 2021

Status

Fully repaid

Repayment History

Expected Payments Actual Payments
May 28, 2021 $38.34 May 28, 2021 $38.34
Jun 4, 2021 $9.54 Jun 3, 2021 $9.54
Jun 11, 2021 $9.54 Jun 9, 2021 $9.54
Jun 18, 2021 $38.34 Jun 18, 2021 $38.34
Jun 25, 2021 $9.54 Jun 18, 2021 $9.54
Jul 2, 2021 $9.54 Jun 18, 2021 $3.00
Jun 25, 2021 $6.54
Jul 9, 2021 $9.54 Jun 25, 2021 $3.00
Jun 25, 2021 $6.54
Jul 16, 2021 $28.80 Jun 25, 2021 $11.84
Jun 30, 2021 $9.54
Jul 2, 2021 $7.42

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