Customs duty cost of my imported goods

Charles Baffoe Agyapong

Mampong, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Charles Baffoe Agyapong

Member since

June 2017

On-time repayments

77 installments  •  84%

About Me

Hello Everyone
My name Charles and this is my story,
I grew up in a small village called Asaam in the Ahanti region, I had my early childhood education in this village, that's from elementary up to Junior High School.

Life has not been easy since my Mum happened to be a single parent, so we farmed and do all sorts of work in other to get food and some amount of money to cater for our small family of four(4) i.e. my mother, an elder sister, a brother and myself. I moved from the village to Mampong Ashanti, a town about 15 kilometers from my village to continue my higher education. During this time, I had to sell on the streets, earpiece,phone chargers and usb drives after school, and also wash cars and help a friend in his motorcycle shop before I could get money for the next day in school. By so doing and a little help from my Mum I was able to help myself to the Polytechnic. I wanted to study Computer Networks, so was offered the chance to study it in Koforidua Polytechnic now Koforidua Technical University.

After school, I had wanted to start my own business, I started doing mini importation of electronic gadgets business when I was in the Polytechnic, I was successful and loved the business but unfortunately it wasn't my money. I was doing it for a soldier friend who later withdrew all of his funds and I was left with nothing. From then I struggled to raise some funds for my own business, so this time I started buying phones and accessories from the local dealers and I take it to market places to sell. This has been my business after school and it has support me in so many ways. Now I want to expand it to a phone shop.

As an Ashanti, we believe in unity and we are the best in hospitality. We have a common King who rules over the entire Ashanti Kingdom. Our society train us to be successful entrepreneurs and investors. Ask any body in Ghana a peculiar thing about my people and they will tell you "Ashantis like business". Our land is good soil for all sort of businesses.

I love to ride a motorcycle, so I will say, I'm a motorcycle enthusiast, a die hard bikes fun. I have had enough ride in my life with few accident but not severe, haven't even sustain injury though. I ride, I fix it since I have been visiting motorcycles shops and have many bike mechanics friends. My favorite brands are Honda and Suzuki.

My Business

Right now I sell phones and its accessories, since it's of small quantity, I take it to market places during market days. I also do repairs of laptops and phones during the market days. I sometimes visit offices to repair their computers for them and check their networks.

As technology is growing fast everyday, people are more interested in these gadgets, smartphones and its mobility makes it simple for everyone to access their needed files everywhere. So gadgets like phones and laptop computers are always in high demand and in this economic hardship, people don't throw their spoiled phones and laptops away but instead they bring it for repairs.

I love doing business and I like selling this particular type of gadgets because I have more insight about them. I can explain it best to customers and assist customers during configurations and settings. I have passion for these gadgets so I spend a lot of time to research about them and find new trending mobile phone technologies.

I have invested about GHS.2000.00 (USD 460) into this business and my daily turnover varies from market to market but on average is 5 pieces of phones everyday, in worst case scenario I sell three pieces and I will do repairs too.

Now I am trying to save until I will be able to rent a store room which I can buy the phones and accessories in larger quantity and also have a space as a repair shop.
So in short I will say the profits I earn are for reinvestment. I will like to have a degree though, but I need to grow this business as it will surely be my lifetime business and will serve as a legacy for my next generation.

Now with the help of Zidisha I have been able to raise enough cash which I have used to venture in importation business, I have not forsaken my old job, I have just added it to my daily business activities. In fact I say a big thank you to Zidisha and its team. This opportunity is indeed incredible.

Loan Proposal

When I'm granted this loan, I will use it to pay for customs duty cost of my imported goods.
I have a shop which which I sell clothings, motorcycle accessories etc. I mostly import these items, though I have some locally made clothes and shoes in stock.
This loan will help me clear the incoming goods from the port.

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  • Mary    May 10, 2019

    Thanks Charles. Again, excellent repayment. I'll be happy to support your business again.

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  • Mary    Feb 1, 2019

    Hello Charles,
    thank you for repaying your loan regularly and on time.
    Best wishes for future business success.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$316.78

Date disbursed

Feb 17, 2019

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

2 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $9.62

Credit risk payment: $38.74

Lenders

Brian

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investor

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cyrus0302

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Pere

Barcelona, Spain

Sundstroms

Falun, Sweden

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mrmrsw

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Cloudways

Malta, Malta

J

jzidi

Los Angeles, United States

P

PhilACK

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S

SvenWaage

Stavanger, Norway

Namaste250

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ads68

Melbourne, Australia

Alina

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ingela

Falun, Sweden

P

Peksa

Espoo, Finland

Z

zhihanchew1234

Tampin, Malaysia

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

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D

Don100

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JonB

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TomF925

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sderickson

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nilvehsm002

Boston, MA, United States

B

bugdaniel

Switzerland

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Laparo

Dusseldorf, Germany

Jamal Hamou

Cascadia, Canada

Mike and Jacqui

United Kingdom

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

K

Katrine

Drammen, Norway

Pedro R-C

Cambridge, United States

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eriklonnroth

United Kingdom

A

Andrei

United States

P

Peter

Bratislava, Slovakia

Taylor

Memphis, United States

GN

Gabriel N

Switzerland

Carlo Cruz

Cincinnati, OH, United States

RC

Rudi Chen

United States

Mary

Germany

GC

Greger Cronquist

Göteborg, Sweden

JA

Jan Andresen

Hamburg, Germany

Ren

Minneapolis/StPaul, United States

BH

Barbara Hermann

United Kingdom

Benjamin Kniaz

Boston, United States

MF

Mike Frawley

United States

JA

Joshua Axtell

United States

D

Dalton

San Francisco, United States

HCPSPIRIT

Helsinki, Finland

Dean Suminski

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R

Robert

Netherlands

JT

Joanne Thompson

United Kingdom

Chris

Fairfax County Virginia, United States

Michael Winter

Hessisch Oldendorf OT Rumbeck, Germany

P

Patto

United States

Andrew

United States

B

Bram

Germany

R

Roman

Germany

RS

Ralph Smyth

United Kingdom

GF

Gammon Family

United States

T

T

United States

NB

Nikolaus Bührer

Karlsruhe, Germany

CA

Chad Aboud

Toronto, Canada

Angela Chu

Toronto, Canada

E

eoghan

Switzerland

YL

Yna Lua

United States

RD

Regan Dishon

United States

Noel Hamill

Halifax, Canada

S

Sam

New Zealand

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