Sweet plantain and coconut chips

Dorcas Afrane

Sunyani, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Dorcas Afrane

Member since

March 2016

On-time repayments

182 installments  •  75%

About Me

My name is Dorcas Afrane. I was born on July 31st, 1977 in Takoradi in the western region of Ghana. I was born into a family of 10 including my parents. I started school when I was 6 years old, but my education was not that smooth because my health was a challenge. As a result of the large family size, I opted for vocational school after completing my basic education.

In 1996, I had a chance to visit my uncle in Nigeria. That short visit turned into almost a decade and half. It was in Nigeria that I dreamt of starting a pastry business, and I started making plantain chips in Nigeria. I returned to Ghana after 14 years in Nigeria.

My Business

Upon my return from Nigeria, I researched to find a good business idea. One thing led to the other, and I determined that a business making plantain chips could flourish here.

So far business has been good. My only challenge is that I need money to expand the business to meet higher demand from my clients.

This a summary of my current weekly expenditures:
- Cooking oil: $28.00
- LPG (gas): $30.00
- Plantains: $90.00
- Polythene (packaging): $13.00
- Transportation: $13.00
-- Total: $180.00, of which I am able to earn $52.00 in a week as profit.

Loan Proposal

My business grows on the ability to attract and keep clients. Selling plantain chips is very lucrative in Sunyani. I wish to apply for a loan of $1000.00 to meet demand from my clients. The market is growing for plantain chips, and I believe I am in a good spot to maximise my market share. With this loan, I will be able to produce 4x my current capacity and earn $150.00 per week. I will use the money to buy more plantains, cooking oil, LPG (gas), and polythene packaging. My weekly expenses and income will double with this loan.

Here is a possible summary of my weekly expenses:
- Cooking oil: $40.00
- LPG (petroleum gas): $50.00
- Plantain: $190.00
- Polythene (packaging): $20.00
- Transportation: $15.00,
- Total: $315.00, of which I expect to earn $150 a week as profit

I believe the lenders of Zidisha will help me fulfill my dreams and help increase my family's living standard. Thank you!

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About Me

My name is Dorcas Afrane. I was born on 31st July 1977 in Takoradi in the western region of Ghana. I was born into a family of 10 including my parents. I started schooling at 6 years. My schooling was not that smooth because my health was a challenge. And as a result of the large family size, I opted for vocational school after completing my basic education.

In 1996, I had a chance to visit my uncle in Nigeria. The short visit was extended to almost a decade and half. It was in Nigeria that, I dreamt of the business of pastries. I started making plantain chips in Nigeria for a while. I returned to Ghana after 14 years in Nigeria.

My Business

Upon my return from Nigeria, I did survey around for some business to do. One thing led to the other and I realize that my business of making plantain chips will flourish here. My main business is making plantain chips. So far it has been good. My only challenge is the money to expand the business to meet the needs of my clients. This a summary of my weekly expenditure on my business: cooking oil - $28.00, LPG - $30.00, Plantain - $90.00, Polythene – $13.00, Transportation – $13.00 Totalling to $180.00, I am able to get $52.00 in a week as profit.

Loan Proposal

My business grows on the ability to attract and keep clients. Selling plantain chips is very lucrative in Sunyani. I wish to apply for a loan of $1000.00 to meet demand from my clients. The market is growing for plantain chips, and I believe I am in a good spot to maximise my market share. With this loan, I will be able to produce 4x my current capacity and earn $150.00 per week. I will use the money to buy more plantains, cooking oil, LPG (gas), and polythene packaging. My weekly expenses and income will double with this loan.

Here is a possible summary of my weekly expenses:
- Cooking oil: $40.00
- LPG (petroleum gas): $50.00
- Plantain: $190.00
- Polythene (packaging): $20.00
- Transportation: $15.00,
- Total: $315.00, of which I expect to earn $150 a week as profit

I believe the lenders of Zidisha will help me fulfill my dreams and help increase my family's living standard. Thank you!

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$941.22

Date disbursed

Nov 15, 2017

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

9 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $25.58

Lenders

fransk

Culemborg, Netherlands

M Jordan

United States

A

Andrei

United States

VS

Vicki Stewart

Charlotte, United States

Tom Eggert

Madison, United States

Ed

Howells, United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

Katja

Switzerland

A

Anonymous

United States

KJ

Karin Joy

Philadelphia, PA, USA, United States

M

Mia

United States

T

TP

United States

Elizabeth

Australia

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