For dental-hygiene products to supply to schoolchildren

Richard Frempong

Apam, Ghana

7% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Richard Frempong

Location

Apam, Ghana

On-time repayments

23 weekly installments  •  83%

About Me

I am Richard Frempong 30 years old man married with 3 kids and working as a professional nurse . I have work for the past four years for Ghana Health Service. I work in a CHPS(Community Health-base Planning Services) compound in Gomoa , a rural community in the central region of Ghana. Majority of the population have no or little knowledge on communicable and non communicable diseases, prevention and treatment.
I have a humble beginning from a village in the eastern region of Ghana. My parents were typical peasant farmers who lived on our meagre farm produce we get upon continuous cultivation.
It was difficult for my parents seeing us through school and at a young age I needed to take the task of seeing myself through senior high school after Jhs, with support from some benevolent persons in our neighbourhood.
I had a dream of becoming a doctor and my family thought it cannot be since no one has ever gone beyond JHS not to talk of becoming a doctor.
In a succinct, I completed Senior High education, learnt how to drive and became a taxi driver.
4 years after driving, with my little savings, I purchased nursing forms and enrolled to the nursing training college. I faced a lot of financial difficulties in school but managed to merge schooling and doing petty jobs to be able to complete Nursing. I passed by the grace of God.
Hard work has been my backbone from infancy and I am stopping at nothing to ensure my childhood dreams become a reality.

My Business

As a nurse working in the rural communities in Ghana, I often meet a lot of people who are oblivious of the health and suffer a lot of complications from preventable and non communicable diseases. Some of these diseases are diabetes mellitus, hypertension etc. I therefore endeavoured to help avert this situation.
I established a diabetes and hypertension corner where daily screening is done for both the sick and the healthy.
I provide daily screening of blood sugar and blood pressure as part of routine screening at the clinic.
I used different channels to communicate the importance of screening your self at the clinic. I used the community information centres(community radio), churches, mosque, the market place and one on one during house to house visitation, as a mechanism for promoting Health.

I also manage an over the counter medical store(local pharmacy) where I stock essential medications to administer to the communities I serve.

Project Proposal

As a nurse I visit schools periodically and offer health education on various health matters.
A visit to a basic school revealed pupils found in Kindergarten were poorly groomed, unbrashed teeth leading to development of dental problems.

This proposal is meant to purchase tooth pastes and tooth brushes and deliver to these pupils to be used every morning before coming to school and in the evening before going to bed.

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Apr 30, 2021: Richard frempong saving lives

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$499.88

Date disbursed

Aug 9, 2021

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $23.71

Backers

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nani

austin, United States

Sundstroms

Falun, Sweden

B

bmkahora

United States

Laurie

United States

Kipruto Kiptarus

Kabarnet, Kenya, Kenya

Christian Golo

Accra, Ghana

Oberd Silavwe

Lusaka, Zambia

Stephan

Dublin, Ireland

KM

Kirk Moore

Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain

Rufina Aduah

Navrongo, Ghana

Simon Mukonyi

Mombasa, Kenya

Jesus Figueres

Valencia, Spain

Lydia Sam

Elubo, Ghana

Ababio Seth

Apam, Ghana

Felicia Korang

Koforidua, Ghana

Suzan Sefa

Lusaka, Zambia

Comfort Amaning

Anyinam, Ghana

Yvonne Mensah

Apam, Ghana

Regina Phiri

Lusaka, Zambia

Evans Ocloo

Greater Accra, Ghana

James Njenga

Nakuru, Kenya

Seidu Salifu

Accra, Ghana

Martha Boakye

Accra, Ghana

Owusu Seth

Nkawkaw, Ghana

Osei Agyemang

Accra, Ghana

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