Computer to begin producing digital art

Dechi K. Samuel

Wenchi B/a, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Dechi K. Samuel

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

92 installments  •  22%

About Me

I was born at Wenchi in Ghana where I grew up and started my basic education at Wenchi Methodist basic school and completed my basic education there in 2007, I furthered my education to senior high school at Koase Senior High/Technical school where I offered Visual arts.I completed in 2011 and as I completed, there was no one to help me take the next step on the ladder, so I started with what I've get from school,.
I did T-shirt printing, pencil art (portraits),designing of signboards etc for those in need of it.
The beginning was very hard as I work in the house and has no shop but as time went on, I became known and attracted a lot of customers.
So I went on to getting my own shooting box for designing my screens for printing and that helped me a lot.
The people around me sometimes travel to Techiman, a nearby town for some other art products which I can do but do not have the equipments to do them, they are mostly market people, farmers, and the youth are mostly self employed.
I have one son who is yet to be two years, I want him to become a medical doctor but I don't know what he is going to choose when he's grown. God knows best.
When I was young I use to play football almost everyday, but now what I do most is drawing, painting in general, and it more than a hobby.
Sometimes I will just paint cartoons for my boy on my leisure times.

My Business

I work as an artist, designing signboards, T-shirts, signposts and the like for the satisfaction of the needs of the people around me.
With the production of these services, people who patronize them introduce many others to me as my service rendered to them is always affordable as they say.
Almost all of the shop owners need attention and my job has offered exactly what they have longed for, the use of appealing colors and designs attracts
others to visit me in the house for theirs
too done. I choosed this kind of job because, at the time I completed high school, there were only two art shops which seems almost inactive, and the people will have to go to Techiman and some even as far as Kumasi to get their jobs done.
Seeing this compelled me to put my talent in action, but I don't have a proper workshop as at now, so most of my works is done in the house.
In this work I buy most of my materials and I also get some free of charge as I use most of the local equipments made by myself.
And to get these things I have to travel
to Kumasi for most of the things I may need for work and yes they are expensive.
But as a matter of fact, I make a reasonable profit,
I started with a little capital so most of my profit goes back into the business.
I have reinvested my about 11 months now and I need to find a shop in town close to the people.

Loan Proposal

I am going to buy a desktop computer and a digital camera, which cost 698 GHS. As an artist i need to move with the world, fashion and style.
A lot of the pictures i see in town apart from my manual pencil work and paintings are photoshoped.
I have taken some time out to study photoshop and now it is about time i put thst too in action.
Photoshoped portraits of people and landscapes are very appealing and well partronised.
I have tried few out and it worked well and still on demand so i then thought of making this too a part of my job and I can also employ 2 or 3 people to work with in order to get things moving faster.
with this I can be expecting not at least a profit increase of 45-60%.
I have tried it and it is still working.
I can afford a printer which i will use to print out works.
Thank you for your support from the past and i hope this application will be taken into consideration.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$194.50

Date disbursed

Jul 3, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

10 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $4.94

Lenders

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Jennifer

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Middleburg, United States

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duckdork

De Forest, United States

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erlingre

Sør-Fron, Norway

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giova

Padova, Italy

D

dajja

Stockholm, Sweden

W

wiwillia

Milbrae, United States

E

emosler

United Kingdom

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jackdupee

United States

A

ATMiller

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richardbrewster

United Kingdom

TeriJ

Athens, GA, United States

M

mitchmk84

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Nekochan26

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Bigbenhoward

Boise, United States

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BarbG

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Mj11991

Cleveland, United States

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salathe

United States

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jenmcintyre

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smastermind

Jerusalem, Israel

E

ewaters1

Australia

alrisha11

United States

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CraigInCo

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GMB2014

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Sophia20450

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AndrewNeu

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

B

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United States

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avital

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belvi

Hoogeveen, Netherlands

M

Mkaput926

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JonAlec

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H

HLCharityFund

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rwebb

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Grant Xavier Storer

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samrajbal

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shivasj

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Rajendra

Jamkhed 413201 Maharashtr, India

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dh1423

United States

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nedenchase

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smanda

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Millie_and_Babs

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michael0921

Fairmont, United States

K

Kebrenagast

New York, United States

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rokbe

Netherlands

Andrew267

Birmingham, United Kingdom

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seanos

Nottingham, United Kingdom

F

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United Kingdom

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bwmoore

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bvp5105

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Pinkhobgoblin

United Kingdom

LB

Luke Brown

United States

stephen sontag

Narragansett, United States

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Phil H

United States

Darcy

Ottawa, Canada

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Tim

Cologne, Germany

MW

Matt Willis

United States

Matt B

Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

V

VGV

Netherlands

P

Patty

Colorado Springs, United States

JD

Jo Dane

Melbourne, Australia

Bank of Sofie

Drammen, Norway

V

Vivek

Arlington, VA, United States

BJ

Bridger Jones

United States

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