African smock materials (Batakali materials) for clothing production

Ernest Ponsu

Akim Oda, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Ernest Ponsu

Member since

August 2016

On-time repayments

78 installments  •  86%

About Me

My name is Ernest Ponsu and i come from Akim oda in the Eastern corridors of Ghana. i lived the whole of my live in the village of 5 brothers and 2 sister. i am second level leaver graduate school with good results and later went to the polytechnic to pursuit further studies in fashion and design.
Whist in school i develop the dream to become an entrepreneur who will build up a great future in clothe making and as well sew good dresses for people. whilst all this thought came running through my mind i put up certain measures to ensure that i actualize this merciful dream of mind. the idea was good but very challenging, so as the year inch further i started facing more and more challenges both in my private and academic life . Besides this, I gravely needed certain things to help me even complete my practical tuition and learning but was really a problem , so this and many more left me in abject decision as to how to complete the course. so, as i develop that habit of designing many pretty wears for people , the more i work on that the more i then garnered the in depth experience in clothes making and designs.
So in all this efforts , it helped me gained conscious of the need there after the service i set up a small store of which i am into some tailoring duties. since i still leave within the catchment areas i am able to get people to make their clothes for them.

My Business

Talking about the business i have just started is the tailoring business, rightly into sewing and designing good clothes for more clients . People develop likes for the smart collections and designs i bring on board so i work from morning to the evening 9 pm busy sewing and meeting the requirement of my customers.
Infact as a start up i acheived a profit target of GHS 523 which is equivalent to 130 USD for now in a week.. I am hoping to push up more than that but the resource and machines required to meet this pressing demand is inadequate. i have put up strong effort to acquire another machine that could help relieved the other machine when breakdown occurs, but anytime i try, i do not succeed . i was one day discussing this problem of mine to a friend who then told me to join zidisha since they can help me in affordable loans to re sustain my business. indeed i did not declined and hence decided to join and have this fell of relieved , so if am here today is on a look out to the good lenders out there to assist me revived this seemmily lost dream. i also hope to make good repayment and meet other coming opportunities . Thank you

Loan Proposal

As a very energetic young entrepreneur very mindful and careful about business, I have realize the strong need to really make my business profitable and a going -concern.

Crown by the support of my unfailing lenders and the zidisha community as well in everyday of my life i remain always thankful to them for expanding my tailoring business.

As of today, i have expanded in size and progressively. I need to extend my horizon into making of more Africa Smock (Batakali) for a very high patronage and this will depend on buying in more of their materials. I candidly need your support, base on my credit rating.

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  • nicole    Aug 25, 2017

    My second loan to Ernest -- I recommend him to others & would be glad to lend to him a third time!

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  • nicole    Mar 13, 2017

    Ernest paid on time & I would be happy to lend to him again!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$211.00

Date disbursed

Mar 20, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

5 months

Lenders

W

Witlof

Tsukuba, Japan

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

nicole

Worcester, Ma, United States

gseletko

South Perth, Australia

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

SuperMario28

Cudahy, United States

Fred

Germany

George

Corvallis, Oregon, United States

PG

Paul Graham

United States

N

Nick

Greater London, United Kingdom

R

Rahima

United States

GC

Greger Cronquist

Göteborg, Sweden

J

James

United States

Craig Newmark

United States

The Zinc Team

San Francisco, United States

WS

Warren Shen

United States

Humble Bundle Community

San Francisco, United States

JA

Joshua Axtell

United States

A

Anonymous

United States

France

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

A

Adriaan

Netherlands

CN

Craig Newmark

United States

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

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