Loan to buy new camera lighting equipment


Kumasi, Ghana

100% repaid




Member since

October 2017

On-time repayments

37 installments  •  89%

About Me

Hello EveryOne,I am Felix Appiah.I went to Ghana Armed Forces secondary Kumasi.I also a civil engineering graduate but currently self employed as a web designer and video blogger.
I also have a passion for pictures and videos and wish to open my own studio with your help guys.I already have a my old camera Sony grandpa as i call the camera but need to get more equipment for lighting and processing . I also supervise the construction or roads ,buildings and culverts. Thanks
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My Business

I use my time to pursue my love in picture taking and videos. I have some contracts to cover small weddings and parties in my area. But i lack new equipment and accessories in the ever growing photography world . I currently have in my employ 1 person who carries my home made lighting pole for night events and indoor events. I would love to employ more people and buy more equipment .
I get my revenue or income from the little retail business i have and also from contracts of weddings and party coverage.
And some revenue also come form my occasional supervision work as a foreman or supervisor in building and construction works.

Loan Proposal

Zidisha all the way!!!! , I was very pleased when i was introduced to zidisha organization .
I am looking for a loan to purchase my own laptop for editing of videos and pictures as clients always ask for visual effects in their pictures and videos which my camera is not capable , so i always use a friends laptop.
And use the remainder to buy parts for my DIY(Do it yourself) home lighting rod for light when filming in room or at night .
1)Buying a capable laptop for video and picture editing: 400 dollars
2)Bulbs,wires and casing for my homemade lighting rod: 20 dollars

On a normal weekend of shooting at a program i earn around 250 cedis after expenses so with this new camera and my homemade lighting rod , i am looking to increase my profit by another 20% as now i will also accept night shooting and closed areas and not worry about lighting .





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Oct 4, 2018

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

1 week




Tampa, United States

Seppo Ruohonen

Vantaa, Finland

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  • Felix    Feb 6, 2020

    Hello Zidisha,
    I am Felix Appiah Nyarko. And due to certain factors like increment in fees, credit risk fees, etc, I can not continue to take loans from Zidisha as it is rather harming my business than done well recently.
    In light of this, I would kindly like to be refunded everything I am entitled to as a member who has been outstanding at paying back loans and on time and for my referrals to zidisha wishes to stop.

    I look forward to receiving what is due to me that is the MLF refund, Credit risk refund, Membership fees and loan fees so I can move on to my business. It was fun and very good whiles there were not this many fees and increments.
    thank you Zidisha and thank you, lenders.

    Felix Appiah Nyarko

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  • Kusi    Feb 5, 2020

    Felix told me is just a little problem.

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  • Richmond    Jan 1, 2020

    Dear Lenders,
    I spoke to Felix and he said he was having problems with his phone but he has made some payment today and I believe he will be able to make full payment in due time.Thanks

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Dec 18, 2019

    Hello Felix.
    Are you able to make any more payments yet?
    God bless you,

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  • Felix    Oct 31, 2019

    Hello Lenders and Zidisha,
    I frankly very well appreciate the gesture and goodwill of all our lenders. Initially, I was so ecstatic about my loan and it quite simply helped me. Currently, I have been able to start up a few other companies which very well helps a lot of people and it was all thanks to Zidisha and lenders. But currently, we pay in excess of about 1/4 of loans received here which to me is defeating the purpose of helping people like myself who would have otherwise had little to no support in starting a business. It gradually takes away the helping from "helping people".
    the loans here are now more than some banks used to give in my country so I regretfully have to stop taking loans after I repay this one.
    I appreciate all lenders very much and zidisha , but like all good things, it was an awesome ride for me and i appreciate it very ...for lenders you can see all the great things your loans have done and
    I have been even awarded a couple of time for my entrepreneurship works for the youth.

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      • Felix    Oct 31, 2019

        Awesome Laurie, I truly appreciate your advice and good will to help. I will do so I in the forum ,thank you and have a wonderful day.

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  • Felix    Oct 28, 2019

    I received my disbursement ok . 1134 cedis and I am very appreciative to lenders and Zidisha for the opportunity.
    But loans are getting pretty steep and might ruin the purpose of helping people if it continues to go up more . Anyways I am glad for the opportunity.

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  • Jose Ramirez    Oct 24, 2019

    Good luck with your project, Felix!

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  • Felix    Oct 23, 2019

    My company was fortunate to have been awarded by the British Council of Ghana for entrepreneurship and innovation.
    We have our laptop bought but not fully repaid.
    We are currently looking for investors to go into our other entrepreneurship businesses.

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  • Felix    Sep 16, 2019

    Hello lenders and hello Zidisha ,
    After deductions ,I was able to receive 1,228cedis which will go into final payment of my laptop.
    So I got an awesome laptop HP, 15.6 inches screen, VGA of 1 gig and RAM of 6Gig ,very good for my design works and looking forward to more jobs.
    Thank you to my lenders and Zidisha for believing in my dreams .

    Kindly find attached an example of my photography and editing works: mountain Adaklu in the Volta of Ghana.

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  • Outi    Sep 10, 2019

    Good luck

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  • Nancy Hull    Sep 7, 2019

    I checked out your web site. It looks good, Loads quickly, nothing overlapping accidentally. If you want specifically English speaking clients, take the s off the word works. If you have specific security protections in place, say that on your site. It is crucial in the west and will become more important in your area as your clients become more sophisticated technology users.

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    • Felix    Sep 10, 2019

      Thank you very much Nancy Hull for the awesome insight . You are an awesome person and i love the advise .

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  • Felix    Sep 7, 2019

    With the loan i got , i was able to make the last but one installment of a laptop i needed for the development of my videography and photography jobs . Now i can develop flyers , posters and editing work for videos and pictures.

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  • Felix    Jul 23, 2019

    Hey guys you are awesome. I appreciate it .I will be saving and adding to my money to buy a new laptop which can help me with my editing works. And graphics. It will help me get graphics designing jobs from clients and earn a few more cash .

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  • Felix    Jul 16, 2019

    Hello guys ,zidisha and lenders . Your help has been tremendous and i always appreciate and welcome them . Because of your intervention ,i now have an awesome business i run now have added flyer and banner making which pays very well . Thank you guys

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  • Felix    Mar 8, 2019

    Hello Lenders,
    I am very much grateful for the opportunity . I will use this money to better my photography business and to continue to improve my life and family. Thank you

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  • Felix    Mar 1, 2019

    Hello good people of zidisha land , i am very grateful for the loan.I am building up my credit to buy the ultimate photography equipment , which is a 4k drone . I used my loan to buy an LED video light for my photography night and indoors.

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  • Felix    Feb 7, 2019

    Thank you lenders ,I am very happy to have this loan . It's a great platform and a great idea as well . I am going to use this loan to pay for my lighting for my Media work.
    It will help me take night shoots which I wasn't taking earlier due to poor lighting

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  • J    Feb 7, 2019

    Your loan is now fully funded. Please keep us posted with photos and news.

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  • Felix    Feb 3, 2019

    I was able to use the cash to purchase an LED light which cost around 110 dollars. Its helping me take night pics and videos because its great . I really love it soo very much . Thank you .

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  • Felix    Jan 19, 2019

    This loan will help me buy a proper LED photo lighting.It will help me accept night gigs which I rejected earlier because of bad lighting. Thanks so much guys this loan will be great .

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