Loan for food preparation and hygiene training for cooks


Kikam, Ghana

100% repaid




Member since

July 2017

On-time repayments

122 installments  •  16%

About Me

My name is Portia Quayson, I come from Kikam, a town in the western region of Ghana. I attend Church of Christ church. I'm 25 years old. I had my basic education at Kikam Methodist basic school and later continued to the junior high school in the same school. I attended Bonzo kaku senior high school. I'm the only female child of my parents. Upon completion of my senior secondary school I enter the Takoradi technical university where I offered Higher national diploma in Catering and hospitality management. I'm a graduate of the Takoradi Technical University and I deem it good as an entrepreneur to start a business that will help me now and in the future.

My Business

I'm Portia Quayson, I'm a graduate of Takoradi Technical University, Ghana. I studied catering Hospitality management Hospitality management has been my dream ever since I completed junior high school, JHS. I was inspired by a restaurant service provider who is efficient and always delight in serving the community with her whole might and also has good cooking habits.
I'm very good in cooking, because of that I have deemed it good to certify myself in it to pave ways for me to do it more and better. I know in the near future, cooking will be one of my sources of income. I never joked with cooking. Now, I have opened my own small restaurant, I prepare all kinds of food ,local and continental dishes
With the help of zidisha, I believe in myself and I'm becoming a good business woman and some of the praise goes to zidisha for granting me a loan to do business and I also hope to expand it.
This is my ultimate purpose for now.

Loan Proposal

Basic education in Ghana is very important and key to success. Most students or pupils come to school feeling hungry, so the government has made a school feeding program for the students in the rural areas. As a caterer and entrepreneur, I deem this an opportunity for me to help the students in terms of food preparation to prevent the occurrence disease. Most students get diseases such as typhoid fever, which acquired through food and drinks, due to the lack of food preparation training, poor hygiene and education for the cooks. I have taken it upon myself to give the cooks some training on how to attain good personal and environmental hygiene and also train them on how to prepare quality and disease free food for the students. This training will be done gradually, starting from my town. I believe that this training that I'm going to give the local cooks in my town will help the student to improve their health and also prevent diseases. I'm going to do this training in collaboration with the public health officer in my district. I would like zidisha to lend me some money which the public health officer and I will be using as transportation fare, electricity bill and some ingredients for the training. This training is purely voluntary, but I would require the attendant to pay $0.7 each which will be used to repay the loan.
As an entrepreneur and a university graduate, I want to effect a change in my community and my country as a whole. Thanks so much for lending. God bless you.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Oct 3, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

1 week



Paul Graham

United States

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