Buying and reselling affordable solar lights and kits

Patricia Soudi

Dodowa, Accra, Ghana

56% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Patricia Soudi

Location

Dodowa, Accra, Ghana

On-time repayments

171 weekly installments  •  77%

About Me

My name is Patricia Soudi, a resident of Dodowa, Accra-Ghana. I am a nurse who just completed Nursing Training in Mon Reve Nursing Institute and I am waiting to be enrolled by the government. I am currently working with PEG Solar as their Direct Sales Representative (DSR) and working with Star Time alongside as their marketer.

I am a single mother, a mother of one child. As a child, my parents struggled to take care of us. This was because my dad lost his job and my mom had to take care of us single-handedly. That did not even stop me from going forward. At age 12, I started working and taking and supporting my siblings. It is through that hard effort that I can call myself a nurse today.

We are a family of 7 and we love and support each other to achieve our dreams. I have a son now who is in class 3 and I am doing everything possible to support him to go further in education since I was not privileged. I enjoy reading, singing and cooking. I belong to the Assemblies of God musical group where I demonstrate my gift and talent in singing. People love it when I sing at church.

My Business

I work with PEG Solar as their Direct Sales Representative (DSR) and with Star Time alongside as their marketer. In Ghana, most people are not privileged to have light in their homes and therefore PEG Solar is doing everything possible to help the less privileged Ghanaians so that everybody can have access to light. Light is among the basic necessities of life; therefore, it is very important to help everybody to have one. With Star Times, we make decoders very affordable to the people as compared to the ones in the market.

As Direct Sales Representative (DSR), I roam from homes to homes, villages to villages, cities to cities so that I can make my sales. Payment (commission) is based on the total sales you make at the end of the month. Alongside PEG Solar, I work with Star Time to make their presence in Ghana be known.

There is high demand for the solar product, especially in areas where there is no electricity. My product is purely based on solar, so the people like to buy it, since they know that they have the right to pay back how they want it. The payment structure is flexible.

Loan Proposal

I need a loan to re-stalk my solar business. Will buy a solar kit such as lantern, solar bulb, solar battery, solar torchlight, and so on. I will resale it with a markup price and make some profit.
Promise to pay back.

Income Source

Will pay back the loan from my personal savings. Will work hard and pay back as I have always done in the past.

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About Me

My name is Patricia Soudi a residence of Dodowa, Accra-Ghana. Am a nurse who just completed Nursing Training in Mon Reve Nursing Institute and waiting to be enrolled by the government. I am currently working with PEG Solar as their Direct Sales Representative (DSR) and working with Star Time alongside as their marketer.
I am a single mother, a mother of one child. As a child, my parents struggled to take care of us. This was because my dad lost his job and my mom has to take care of us single handedly. That did not even stop me from going forward. At age 12 started working and taking and supporting my siblings. It is through that hard effort that I can call myself a nurse today.
We are a family of 7 and we love and support each other to achieve our dreams. I have a son now who is in class 3 and doing everything possible to support him to go further in education since I was not privilege.
I enjoy reading, singing and cooking. I belong to the Assemblies of God musical group where I demonstrate my gift and talent in singing. People love it when I sing at church.

My Business

I work with PEG Solar as their Direct Sales Representative (DSR) and with Star Time alongside as their marketer. In Ghana most people are not privilege to have light in their homes and therefore PEG Solar is doing everything possible to help the less privilege Ghanaians so that everybody to have access to light. Light is among the basic necessity of life therefore it is very important to help everybody to have one. With Star Times we make decoders very affordable to the people as compare to the ones in the market
As Direct Sales Representative (DSR), I roam from homes to homes, villages to villages, cities to cities so that I can make my sales. Payment (commission) is based on the total sales you make at the end of the month. Alongside PEG Solar I work with Star Time to make their presence in Ghana be known.
There is high demand for the product especially in areas where there is no electricity. My product is purely based on solar, so the people like to buy it, since they know that they have the right to pay back how they want it. Payment structure is flexible.

Loan Proposal

I need a loan to re-stalk my solar business. Will buy a solar kit such as lantern, solar bulb, solar battery, solar torchlight, and so on. I will resale it with a markup price and make some profit.
Promise to pay back.

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  • David    Sep 16, 2020

    Loan was originally scheduled to take two months. Patricia persevered through the pandemic and completed the loan after seven months. Well done and continued good wishes.

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  • David    Feb 24, 2020

    Another two month loan paid off in less than three months. I am pleased to see such a worthwhile business progressing nicely.

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  • Nikko    Nov 26, 2019

    Repaid in full and on time!

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  • Laura    Jun 24, 2019

    Repaid the loan in full :)

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  • David    Feb 24, 2019

    Loan was originally scheduled to take two months. Slow sales led to some reduced payments, but the loan was paid off in less than three months. I am pleased to be able to help with such a worthy project.

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  • Kathleen Coleman    Feb 23, 2019

    Well done!

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  • Peter Waldie    Mar 12, 2018

    Patricia made all repayments on time, and communicated brilliantly. I certainly recommend lending to Patricia.

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    • Patricia Soudi    Mar 15, 2018

      Thank you very much Peter for your post.
      Just want to thank you all for the short time I stayed with this wonderful family. For some reasons I don't know but Zidisha ejected me.
      But I appreciate you all. for your help.

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  • Treesforpeople    Mar 9, 2018

    Patricia repayed her loan in full and I'd definitely recommend her to other lenders - I'd like to lend to her again.

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    • Patricia Soudi    Mar 12, 2018

      Thank you so much Treesforpeople, for all your continue support and mentorship. God richly bless you.

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  • TomF925    Nov 9, 2017

    Excellent communicator. Responsive to questions. Great photos in discussion section.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$775.80

Date disbursed

Sep 12, 2020

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

12 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 10% of $775.80 = $69.41

Credit risk payment: $104.20

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