Buying materials for mushroom cultivation

Ophelia Amponsah Dankwah

Berekum, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Ophelia Amponsah Dankwah

Member since

June 2014

On-time repayments

137 installments  •  74%

About Me

MY STORY
My name is Ophelia Amponsah Dankwah from Dormaa Ahenkro but lives Berekum in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. My parents are the late Mr. Kwabena Amponsah and Mrs. Gladys Amponsah. I am married to Emmanuel Agyapong Boakye with two children.
After completing my basic school Education,I proceed to Methodist Senior High School at Wenchi. After completion, I went to pursue Diploma in Education at the Berekum College of Education. I was employed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) as a professional teacher after obtaining my Diploma in Education. I started another studies with University of Education Winneba by distance learning and now had my Degree in Education. Currently, I am teaching at Presby Primary “A” School Berekum. I am handling I C T from primary one to primary six.
MY HOBBIES
My hobbies are; reading books , playing with children and making friends all over the world.

My Business

Oyster Mushroom Cultivation
For about a year and half now, I started mushroom cultivation after a successful completion of a 2 years mushroom cultivation course at Wenchi Farm Institute in the BRONG Ahafo Region of Ghana in the year 2012.The type of mushroom I am producing is Oyster Mushroom.There are many opportunity out there but I opt mushroom cultivation simply because of it nutritional value in the first place. Secondly, the fact that only few people are into its cultivation in our Region. As a result of that, the demand is high in the market since all and sundry likes it. To be honest I regretted the first time I started growing the mushroom, because I was finding it difficult to get all the facilities needed for the production since every step in the production of mushroom must be done with care. Production will be maximized if the facilities are good and the standard procedures are well established. In spite of all this challenges I did not give up but continue and the third time of my production was very successful. I am now able to produce 5000 compost bags of mushroom and it gives 1000kg of mushroom per cycle and I can produce 6 cycles within a year.
Furthermore, the good news is because it is rich source of protein; vitamins etc all the people in my town and afar have approved it and it always run out in market. I have employed 6 peoples who are working with me and at the same time learning to become mushroom producers. By the grace of God, this mushroom business is booming. I am proud to be a mushroom farmer.


REPAYMENT OF LOAN
I generate a lot of profit from this business; also I am a salary worker and promise to pay my loan from these two sources my income. Thank you.

Loan Proposal

I am pleading with Lenders to support me with a loan of $854 this time round as they have been doing for my previous loans. I want to increase the production of compost bags of mushroom and the need has arisen to expand my shelves to accommodate it. I am going to use $380 for the buying of wood and for shelves making. I am also going to use $314 of the money to buy Oyster mushroom spawn and the rest $160 to buy set of mushroom grow bag. Thanks for supporting me.

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About Me

MY STORY
My name is Ophelia Amponsah Dankwah from Dormaa Ahenkro but lives Berekum in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. My parents are the late Mr. Kwabena Amponsah and Mrs. Gladys Amponsah. I am married to Emmanuel Agyapong Boakye with two children.
After completing my basic school Education,I proceed to Methodist Senior High School at Wenchi. After completion, I went to pursue Diploma in Education at the Berekum College of Education. I was employed by the Ghana Education Service (GES) as a professional teacher after obtaining my Diploma in Education. I started another studies with University of Education Winneba by distance learning and now had my Degree in Education. Currently, I am teaching at Presby Primary “A” School Berekum. I am handling I C T from primary one to primary six.
MY HOBBIES
My hobbies are; reading books , playing with children and making friends all over the world.

My Business

Oyster Mushroom Cultivation
For about a year and half now, I started mushroom cultivation after a successful completion of a 2 years mushroom cultivation course at Wenchi Farm Institute in the BRONG Ahafo Region of Ghana in the year 2012.The type of mushroom I am producing is Oyster Mushroom.There are many opportunity out there but I opt mushroom cultivation simply because of it nutritional value in the first place. Secondly, the fact that only few people are into its cultivation in our Region. As a result of that, the demand is high in the market since all and sundry likes it. To be honest I regretted the first time I started growing the mushroom, because I was finding it difficult to get all the facilities needed for the production since every step in the production of mushroom must be done with care. Production will be maximized if the facilities are good and the standard procedures are well established. In spite of all this challenges I did not give up but continue and the third time of my production was very successful. I am now able to produce 5000 compost bags of mushroom and it gives 1000kg of mushroom per cycle and I can produce 6 cycles within a year.
Furthermore, the good news is because it is rich source of protein; vitamins etc all the people in my town and afar have approved it and it always run out in market. I have employed 6 peoples who are working with me and at the same time learning to become mushroom producers. By the grace of God, this mushroom business is booming. I am proud to be a mushroom farmer.


REPAYMENT OF LOAN
I generate a lot of profit from this business; also I am a salary worker and promise to pay my loan from these two sources my income. Thank you.

Loan Proposal

I am pleading with Lenders to support me with a loan of GH2700 this time round as they have been doing for my previous loans. I want to increase the production of compost bags of mushroom and the need has arisen to expand my shelves to accommodate it. I am going to use GH1200 for the buying of wood and for shelves making. I am also going to use GH1000 of the money to buy Oyster mushroom spawn and the rest GH500 to buy set of mushroom grow bag. Thanks for supporting me.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$907.67

Date disbursed

Dec 31, 2014

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Lender interest: $907.67 at 4.40% annual rate over 3 months = $11.19

Service fee: $4.94

Lenders

Daniel

Brussels, Belgium

Julia Kurnia

Sterling, Virginia, United States

A

agwong

California, United States

smonroe

Stanford, United States

Lauren Rosenbaum

Washington, DC, United States

J

johans

Malmö, Sweden

tjm212003

Montreal, Canada

C

CWS

Huntington beach, ca, United States

B

bgalon

London, United Kingdom

neffe

Berlin, Germany

F

fabian85

Uppsala, Sweden

A

alfredo

Bremen, Germany

W

wmonroe

Paris, France

N

Neoptol

Zell am See, Austria

F

Fabrizio

Grottaferrata, Italy

thepaddy

Essen, Germany

Dymero

Manchester, United States

chegue79

Siena, Italy

G

Givemoreuseless

Waterloo, Canada

artzrouni

Pau, France

S

Spock

Koeln, Germany

lucafrangi

Vienna, Austria

T

TMDunn

Pelham Manor, New York, United States

Irvin

Vancouver, Canada

Jakub

Velke Svatonovice, Czech Republic

D

dbedell

Brooklyn, United States

J

johan

Oslo, Norway

A

ahnante

Yokohama, Japan

M

MarkAndMary

Seattle, United States

M

MrMc2

Saugerties, United States

A

aniculai

GENK, Belgium

P

purina

Turku, Finland

J

johnkinell

Stockholm, Sweden

C

Catolas

Kelowna, Canada

ken701

Lede, Belgium

G

glosoli

Boston, United States

bdm4a

San Fransisco, United States

W

Witlof

Tsukuba, Japan

T

TobyKenobi

Syracuse, United States

KaraM

Somerville, United States

BelleStarr

Albuquerque, United States

D

dhedmonds

Toronto, Canada

K

Kubicek

Baton Rouge, United States

O

okane

Espoo, Finland

L

Lunatoon

Grants Pass, United States

Joellen

Boulder, United States

C

CavLender

Charlottesville, United States

E

Ehaffey

Washington D.C., United States

DeanDropshot

Oslo, Norway

Rocketdrive

Eugene, Oregon, United States

MaxEmerika

Sonoma County, California, United States

Kjartan

Oslo, Norway

Martin

Manama, Bahrain

Zidisha

Sterling, United States

D

dterryn

Brussels, Belgium

OliverSouthwick

London, United Kingdom

C

chrisn

Egg, Switzerland

CharlieBfl

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

rasmus

Bern, Switzerland

B

blue0green717

St-Lucien, Canada

S

SvenWaage

Stavanger, Norway

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

I

imnot

Stafford, United Kingdom

C

CheapThrills

Liminka, Finland

JC

Jordi Cohen

New York, NY, United States

Gordons28

Santa Monica, United States

B

BassFamily

Tremonton, United States

Kathunka

Bern, Switzerland

F

fundfinite

Wellington, New Zealand

B

Bokolo

Leeds, United Kingdom

andreatagliatti

Manchester, United Kingdom

D

DelapierceD

New York, United States

J

jfragisk

Toronto, Canada

L

Lennert

Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands

JulianHF

London, United Kingdom

H

HoseB

San Francisco, United States

J

Jonas

Linköping, Sweden

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

B

BigRosie

United States

T

thehigginsons

United Kingdom

SE

Sven E

Mannheim, Germany

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