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My name is sarpomaa Lydia. I am from Bechem. I was born on April 18, 1986. I have finished secondary school but i was not able to continue due to financial predicament. But i am not perturbed because i knew one day, God could open an opportunity for me to shine. Fortunately, after a friend recommended zidisha and the wonderful things that they are doing, i said i have met my saviour this year. I normally enjoy playing toys whenever i am free. Additionally, i also enjoy watching films during my leisure time. I am a business woman now, dealing in sanitary products.
One of the major challenges facing adolescent girls in my area is how to keep their bodies healthy and tidy. In ghana , the government has even taken upon itself to distribute free sanitary pads to the adolescent girls in some selected basic schools in the country on pilot basis. unfortunately, the programme was brought to an end last year and since, has not been renewed. This has been a problem in my community since some of the adolescent girls do not go to school during their menstrual period. This results a lot of the adolescent girls absenting themselves from school. Lenders, to deal with this challenge, i have chosen to I sell Sanitary pads to the women and especially ,the adolescent girls living in my area. The intention is to assist the adolescent girls to have access to these sanitary materials to prevent them from traveling long distance in look of these materials which come at a cost to them. The pads come indifferent shapes and forms in Ghana. But ones Pads like altra, pretty lady and Royal lady sanitary pads are sold in my shop.
As i have already indicated in under my business, one major challenge confronting adolescent girls in my community is how to live a healthy life. In attempt to mitigate this challenge, the Government of Ghana has rolled out a policy to supply free sanitary pads to adolescent girls in the public schools. When i get this loan, i will use it to buy more pads and sell in my community. I am with strong conviction that , i will make more profit at the end of the sales. Details are as follows:
Royal ladies =$ 50
Pretty ladies=$ 60
I will pay back the loan weekly from the sales made.
May 12, 2017
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: $3.42
Sarpomaa opted to pay $53.68 into the Zidisha Members Loan Fund in return for a higher starting credit limit.