Raising cocoa seedlings to pay for my education

Listowell Asiedu

Berekum, Ghana

12% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Listowell Asiedu

Member since

February 2015

On-time repayments

96 installments  •  73%

About Me

Listowell Asiedu is my name and I am a man of 26 years old, I was born on 8th November 1988 in a village called Biadan which is about 10 minutes drive from main township of Berekum municipality.
I am dark in complexion and I am 4.4 feet tall. I have 4 siblings with me been the second born of my parent. I am single and studying Math and Science by distance learning at the University of Cape Coast Ghana. The food I cherish most is rice with beans stew and fish. The game I like to watch most is football and wrestling. I like reading a lot and making friends all over the world.

My Business

NURSERY OF COCOA SEEDS
After completion of my Secondary School Education, I started to find something to do so that with a little help from my parents I can continue my tertiary education because I have younger siblings that needs to be cater for by my parent and closely looking at my community I opt for nursery of cocoa seeds simply because, majority of people living in these area are cocoa farmers. They have good land for agriculture and for that matter many of them choose to grow cocoa. I use that opportunity to start to cocoa seeds nursery. Few people were doing that and during the farming season cocoa seedlings become scarce. I was able to produce 3000 cocoa seedlings in my first year of and to my surprise; people were chasing me for it. As I am speaking, I am able to produce 30000 cocoa seedlings throughout the year. This has been the major sources of income to me and the family.
Some of the challenges associated with the cocoa nursery include; ordering of the cocoa seeds, nursery site/space/shade, potting/polybag filling, planting seed, watering, and pest and diseases control. I am able to manage all these challenges and always be in profit. I know with a help from Zidisha and the Lenders my dream can be fulfill

REPAYING OF LOAN
I promise you, I am going to pay back to your satisfaction, because people are patronizing my services, I am able to make profit and can pay the loan from these profits. Thank you.

Loan Proposal

Thank you for giving me another chance to raise loan again to support my project. Some farmers have place order for the cocoa seedlings in quantities and quickly have to work on it. I am now producing quality seeds and I have increased my cocoa seedlings production from 30,000 to 50,000. I have also hired 2 people who are working with me. This season is our major farming season; also the best time to plant cocoa and the number of cocoa farmers have also increased. This is how I am going to spend my loan if I am funded;
 Ordering of cocoa seeds - $200
 Providing shade at the nursery site - $150
 Soil for filling poly bag- $140
 Watering of seeds - $100
 Pest and diseases control - $100
I am pleading with all Lenders to help me with my loan funding, this project is sustaining me in school , I have been paying my fees and buying books from this seedlings production and also assisting my siblings in school. God bless you for your continual support.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$693.10

Date disbursed

Jun 18, 2016

Repayment status

Late

Projected term

65 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $17.09

Lenders

X

xander

Plainfield, Vermont, United States

A

Anna

Brussels, Belgium

W

winfried

Seoul, Republic of Korea

S

stroll

Stockholm, Sweden

T

Tec69200

Jacksonville, United States

KyRoamer

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

korben

VILLENAVE D'ORNON, France

K

k9rich

Bay Shore, United States

A

AlexCheng

Seattle, United States

L

Ladysmom

Dallas, United States

KM

British Columbia, Canada, Canada

R

rholden

glen iris, Australia

mauroandmichelle

Montreal, Canada

M

Mark

Melbourne, Australia

C

Charlotte

Charlotte, United States

G

GrandmaMae

Wausau, United States

mrgonzalo

San Francisco, CA, United States

J

jonastang

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Z

zvrk2014

Brookline, MA, United States

AllieJ

Camberwell, Australia

Romojo

Paraparaumu, New Zealand

N

NOWfund

Tokyo, Japan

ToniMaree22

New Zealand

J

jsbisa

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

TyrynyRed

United States

K

kennychit

United States

J

Joggele

Austria, Austria

V

VeraG

Germany

melissapmeier

United States

S

Symoneous

Netherlands

E

Ejackson

United States

pelhage

United States

Jansa

Oulu, Finland

KM

KHS Microfinance

Tampa, United States

A

AER

Germany

RM

Robbie McCullagh

Waverton, Australia

A

Alexander

Innsbruck, Austria

H

Hank

New Zealand

DF

Daniel Fehr-Krahn

Winnipeg, Canada

JA

Jared Anthony

CT, United States

KO

Kevin OBrien

Denver, CO USA, United States

F

Flower

Netherlands

Anonymous

United States

V

Vivek

Arlington, VA, United States

George

Corvallis, Oregon, United States

CNV

United States

Cristina Huesch

Canberra, Australia, Australia

AB

Amy Biddle

United States

Carla

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andri K

Baden, Switzerland, Switzerland

Pedro R-C

Cambridge, United States

P

Paul

Netherlands

Taylor

United States

Aylsham Rotary

Aylsham, Norfolk, Uk, United Kingdom

KM

Keir M

London, United Kingdom

Mark Grey

Redding, CT, United States

J

Jeff

United States

YK

Yonghwan Kim

Republic of Korea

J

Jason

United States

E

Eyad

Saudi Arabia

André Pinto

Brussels, Belgium

KJ

Kevin Jones

United States

A

avangalen

Netherlands

A

Adam

United Kingdom

Eugen Stamm

Zurich, Switzerland

CR

Christine Randall

Brisbane, Australia

T

Tucker

United States

Cliff

United States

AG

abel ghita

Bucharest, Romania, Italy

JG

Jake Gibson and Beverly Picardo

San Francisco, United States

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