Fabric and materials for my sewing business

Ablah Eklou

Accra, Ghana

30% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Ablah Eklou

Member since

June 2015

On-time repayments

254 installments  •  35%

About Me

I was born in a typical rural area where the people strongly believe that girl children are not to enjoy the delicacies of formal education. They are rather to help in the kitchen and on the farm.
I was therefore brought up as a poor illiterate girl.
When I was about 15 years , my older brother who lived with his family in Accra came for me because a wealthy lady needed a maid servant.
When after some few months this kind- hearted young mother realized both the perseverance and the cleverness I displayed , she and the husband decided that I enroll in an evening literacy class so that I can later on train as a professional sewing mistress in a nearby shop.
For me dress making is rather a passion than a job for I love clothing people.
I am married and mother of 2 children , Abel , 15, who intends to be a computer engineer in future and Emmanuella who wants to be a physician when she grows up

My Business

I sew clothes for children as well as for ladies and gentlemen.
They need them every day at home , work places and for all occasions
Some times my customers would bring their own materials for sewing but most often I would buy materials and sew then m for sale.
Though all the sewing is done by me, I do depend on designers for serious designs which most of the customers prefer nowadays
The cost I incur includes rent and light bill for I use more than four different machines
The income of this business has so much helped in complementing the effort of my husband in feeding the family and pay children's school fees but also to grow the business

Loan Proposal

Production of set of shirts and Pairs of trousers,
Term: 1 Month.
Cost of Fabric Number of set of shirt +trousers 8
24 yrds x$5.00 - $120.00 Sales 8x 40.00 $320.00
8Zip X$.50- $ 4.00
Buttons $ 5.00 Profit $156.00
Tread $ 7.00
Transport $ 3.00
Miscellaneous $ 5.00
TOTAL $ 144.00

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$130.78

Date disbursed

Jun 8, 2017

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

39 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $3.42

Lenders

A

alfredo

Bremen, Germany

MarktheMormon

Sandy, Utah, United States

L

lujabe

Melbourne, Australia

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

Stefano Bertolo

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

mepster

San Francisco, Ca, United States

Dave Bogard

New York, United States

TH

tom hd

United Kingdom

PG

Paul Graham

United States

John Minges

United States

A

Andrei

United States

Heidy

N J, United States

Elise E

United States

V

Vasil

Belarus

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

RR

Rory Rohloff

United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

JZ

Julia Zaks

United States

Victoria Keenan

East Anglia, United Kingdom

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

A

Anonymous

United States

B

Bartl

United States

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

Jeff

The Colony, Texas, United States

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