Building a website to advertise our catering business

Anthony Opara

Lagos, Nigeria

100% repaid



Anthony Opara

Member since

May 2019

On-time repayments

33 installments  •  100%

About Me

My name is Anthony Opara, I live in Lagos Nigeria with my wife Vero and our three sons. We work as caterers and survive by catering for weddings, birthdays and other occasions. We have had to cater to families who prefer our home cooking to buy from hotels and other eateries because our food comes with a touch of home. Over the period we have discovered that our engagements require a lot of planning and renting of equipment and human resource management as we sometimes require some experts to assist us in preparing some dishes requested by our customers.

We now need a blog site to advertise our business on the internet so we seek a loan to pay for a website where we can advertise and get more people to know about our business and hire us for our outdoor service

My Business

Our business is catering to different clients ranging from schools, companies, families friends and even family members. Our business is based in Lagos but we have had to travel outside the state to cater for a burial ceremony. We cook different kinds of food and cakes and small chops to satisfy the requirements of our customers, which is sometimes based on what part of Nigeria they come from. We sometimes employ experts to cook some of the food requested by our clients. The greater challenge of our business is planning all the aspects including human resource management and transportation.

Loan Proposal

We need this loan to build a website that we will use to advertise our business on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter. We will use our website to describe our business to a lot of people but the blog site will be of help as we will direct people who show interest in our business to our site and from there we have their phone numbers and email addresses so we can contact them more frequently until some of them hire us for our outdoor catering services






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jul 8, 2019

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $11.82

Credit risk payment: $54.36



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  • Anthony Opara    Sep 9, 2022

    My wife Vera and I of Verantho Confectioneries wish to thank all of you for helping make Vera's dream come of it. She is very passionate about cooking and making wedding and birthday cakes and what we call small chops. We will apply the funds to improve our business as stated.

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  • Anthony Opara    Sep 9, 2022

    My wife run a catering service which is mainly outdoors. Our main challenge is the tools of our business which are mainly cutleries, plates, huge cooking pots. Sometimes we loan when we have a client to serve or when we have two or three clients at about the same time in which case we may rent from other caterers

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  • Anthony Opara    Sep 1, 2020

    I want to thank all those who contributed in lending this money to assist us expand our catering business. We need to buy more utensils and take in more trainees into the business

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  • Erik G    Sep 1, 2020

    Anthony - sounds like you have a good plan and as you were so prompt before in paying back the last loan I'm happy to be able to help you secure the last of your funding request now. All the best.

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  • Anthony Opara    Aug 22, 2020

    Thanks to my lenders for assisting us to expand our catering business. The loan was well utilized such that we were able to repay it on time and applying for a loan for further expansion

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  • Anthony Opara    Jul 27, 2020

    I wish to thank those who lent us N107,387 to enable us build a website for our catering services. we have so far repaid over 80,000 of this loan which will end on August 9th. WE believe that we will make good this loan so we will be eligible for future loan requests. WE have also invited friends to also take loans from Zidisha.

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  • Anthony Opara    Jun 12, 2020

    I wish to thank all the lenders who have made it possible for me to receive this loan. A lender has advised that I rent out our pots when they are not in use. It’s a suggestion that we will likely implement

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  • Mary    Jun 2, 2020

    It is a great idea to rent your pots out when not in use. You can do the same if you have canopies or tents. They are needed for many events.

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  • Anthony Opara    Sep 21, 2019

    I must thank all the lenders that have put forth their money to assist us in running our business. School has just reopened and we have been able to pay school fees for our three children, bought books for them and other necessary materials required and this was possible because of the business that we are running.

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  • Anthony Opara    Sep 10, 2019

    I want to use this opportunity to thank all those who contributed to the Eighty-Seven, Eight Hundred and sixty-Seven ThousandNaira Loan I received to build a website to enhance our catering business. It hasn't been concluded as the web designer is yet to come up with an acceptable design for us. There is also the issue of hosting the website for a year in the first instance for which we might seek further assistance

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  • Anthony Opara    Jul 8, 2019

    I thank all the fifty two people that contrubuted to make this loan possible. The loan will assist me in using the internet to advance our business

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  • Anthony Opara    Jul 1, 2019

    The loan we received was used to purchase more of catering tools like spoons and forks which we used in the outing catering service we did

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  • Anthony Opara    Jul 1, 2019

    We used the loan to purchase for catering tools like spoons and forks to serve at our outdoor occasions. With this last loan, we were able to buy more and this assisted us in our last door catering service

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  • Anthony Opara    May 29, 2019

    With this loan we will buy more cutleries for our catering business. It helps us serve our menu faster. I thank the lenders for the loan

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  • Anthony Opara    May 28, 2019

    We catered for a family that dedicated their child. We prepared several types of dishes and catered to a lot of people. With our last loan, we were able to buy some more cutleries which assisted us so much as people didn't have to wait for their turn to be given spoons to eat or wait until we wash plates to serve. We had enough plates to serve

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  • Anthony Opara    May 27, 2019

    We continued the purchase of more cutleries and over the last weekend, we were hired by a family who took their child to church for dedication. The cutleries we bought was very useful on the occasion as nobody complained of waiting for cutlery to eat as used to be the case on other occasions we have catered. We thank Zidisha for the loan. We have repaid the loan although we were given until June 14 to do so. This is so we can take another loan to buy needed catering tools

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  • Anthony Opara    May 11, 2019

    Thanks for lending this money. It will help us remain as it will help us replace stolen or missing cutleries needed for our catering business

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