Selling sanitary products to adolescent schoolgirls

Sarpomaa Lydia

Bechem, Ghana

100% repaid



Sarpomaa Lydia

Member since

March 2017

On-time repayments

114 installments  •  71%

About Me

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.

My Business

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.

Loan Proposal

I want to use this glorious opportunity to thank my lenders for giving me the first loan to start the selling of these sanitary materials to the women and the adolescent girls in my area. The business is doing well and in fact, i have made some gains. My dear lenders,i intend to expand the business to make more profit. This time around, i want to sell the sanitary materials to the adolescent girls in the various schools in my community to enable the girls come and stay in school during their menstrual period.Because the girls do not have access to these materials, and also have to travel long distance before getting to tidy themselves before going to school, most of them choose to stay at the house without going to school during that period. I will therefore use this loan to buy and sell more of those sanitary materials to these girls at a reduced price for them to buy and use them during that period.This will be done by moving from school to school to sell to the adolescent girls.The specific materials or items are
altra pad is$100
royal lady is $80
pretty lady is $100
transportation is $20
I hope this will prevent the girls from absenting themselves from school during that time. The profit will be used to expand my business and also use part to payoff my loan. Than you.





  • nicole    Jun 4, 2018

    My third loan! I would gladly lend to you a fourth time. Keep up the good work!!

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  • nicole    Oct 4, 2017

    My second loan -- still recommended & I look forward to lending to you again!

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  • Claire Lewis    Aug 4, 2017

    Highly recommended for further funding

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  • nicole    Aug 4, 2017

    You paid on time -- I would happily lend to you again!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Aug 18, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

50 months



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