Equipment for medical testing laboratory

Patrick Korang

Berekum, Ghana

100% repaid



Patrick Korang

Member since

July 2015

On-time repayments

182 installments  •  66%

About Me

I am Korang Patrick, a 25 year old Ghanaian. I am the first born of Mr. Korang Vasco and Mrs. Augustina Effah. I had my basic education at AKAB Complex at Berekum in Brong- Ahafo. I then proceeded to a senior High School in Kumasi called Prempeh College and then the Cape Coast University to offer Medical Laboratory Technology . At the University, I started selling recharge cards to students in order to generate some money to support the payment of school fees, buy books, make handout copies, buy laboratory coat and shoes. After graduation, I started my own medical laboratory in my community. The people in my community are humble, respectful, hardworking, generous, and the order of inheritance is matrilineal. I like reading during my leisure time.

My Business

The service I provide is to run samples in order to assist in the prognosis and diagnosis medical conditions. My services is useful in that without these tests wrong drugs would be prescribed which can be harmful to the patients. I chose to do this business to help the Doctors in my country to take good care of the patients. I want to see everyone in my community very strong and actively taking part in the nation building. For the services that I render, my cost involved is around $400 and my revenue as at now is around $950 each month. If I am given the loan, I will reinvest the profit in the business to increase services that I run and my revenue. I wish to run more laboratory tests in the laboratory to assist in the proper management of patients medical conditions.

Loan Proposal

When I am given this loan, I will use part to buy more equipment for my laboratory. I now want to do mobile Medical laboratory services. That is, I want to run a service where organizations can call us to do medical screening for them any time they have programs. When we get equipment and tools for this, it can help expand the laboratory service and also help eradicate many diseases and conditions in the villages and small towns. We need the tools so that when an organization like Zidisha wants to do free screening for villages, we can be contacted. The items that we would require include a glucometer, an HB meter, a thermometer, needles, lancets, glucose strip, tests kits, centrifuge, test tubes, capillary tubes, and so on. These items would cost about $ 400.
I would use the remaining part of the money to renovate the main laboratory. We currently run some simple haematology tests. We want to expand to other fields such as biochemistry, microbiology, and transfusion services. We would then need about $600 to buy the equipment.
For purchasing of the items, I will support with the money I have already earned.
I thank you for my first loan and hope you will find this second loan.
Thank you.





Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Dec 29, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

10 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $5.44




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  • Patrick Korang    Jun 25, 2022

    For some past time now, there was a sysyten shutdown and I didn't know how to repay my debt. Thankfully the system is back and working. Thanks to zidisha for through their support a lot of changes has happened to my personal life, family, business and the community in which I serve.

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  • Patrick Korang    Nov 30, 2017

    Because business is now some how slow i want to reduce my payment plan. Thank you

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  • Patrick Korang    Nov 6, 2017

    I have received the money and a very big thanks to all my lenders. I have gone to buy the chemistry analyser.

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  • Patrick Korang    Nov 3, 2017

    Thanks to all my lenders for this generous offer. Am very grateful for that. This money I will use to buy reagents and another semi automated chemistry analyser which will help perform some tests like lipid profile, electrolytes and liver function test.

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  • Patrick Korang    Oct 25, 2017

    Thanks you leaders am very graful for your support

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  • Patrick Korang    Oct 10, 2017

    Business has been good. Thanks to zidisha

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  • Ronald Kyere    Sep 29, 2017

    Patrick has assured me of repayment.

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  • Patrick Korang    Dec 12, 2016

    God bless you all for everything. The loan given to me has helped me secure semi automated clinical chemistry analyzer which will help me perform some tests like liver function test, renal function test and lipid profile. Each of these tests help in the diagnosis and prognosis.

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  • Patrick Korang    Nov 27, 2016

    Thank you lenders. God bless you for your kindness. I will use this money to buy some reagents and equipment for the laboratory that will help in diagnosis.

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  • Patrick Korang    Nov 23, 2016

    Thank you very much my lenders. Your money has really helped me in my business and has also helped save lives in the community. Due to the right investigation I do at the laboratory, Doctor now prescribe the best drugs for the treatment of some deadly diseases. Thank you and God bless you.

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  • Patrick Korang    Jul 20, 2016

    Thank you team of zidisha. Am very proud for being part of this caring organization. First I have been able to establish myself financially through the start-up income given to me by zidisha. The most interesting part is being able to help people's with their health needs. This group is the best

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  • Patrick Korang    Dec 31, 2015

    Hello lenders.
    I appreciate you for the kindness shown to me and the people in my community. May God continue to bless you.
    I have received the money. An amount of GHS 862 has been sent to me. I thank you and I promise to use it to buy the needed medical equipment for the most especially, the mobile laboratory team.

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  • Patrick Korang    Dec 27, 2015

    Thank you lenders. I will use the money to purchase items that the mobile laboratory team will need. I will buy HB meter, glucometer and other items I mentioned in the loan proposal.
    I will also provide the main laboratory witj items they need.
    Thank you all.

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  • Patrick Korang    Dec 27, 2015

    Thank you all lenders. I like how fast my loan funding is progressing. I will also work hard to use the loan to increase my laboratory services.

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  • Patrick Korang    Dec 25, 2015

    Thank you lenders. When I received the loan, I bought many reagents, equipment and instruments. My laboratory became efficient, effective, quick and better. Our services were ran smoothly. The items I bought could help me run many tests to help in treatments.

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  • Patrick Korang    Dec 13, 2015

    Thank you everyone. This money is making difference positive impact in my financial life.

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  • Patrick Korang    Dec 2, 2015

    Please I can now pay GHS 10 per week.

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  • Patrick Korang    Nov 21, 2015

    Please I can now pay GHS 50. Thank you for your help.

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  • Patrick Korang    Oct 1, 2015

    I will like to pay 10 GHS. Thank you.

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  • Wendy Emlyn    Sep 18, 2015

    If you're struggling to pay your installments, please contact the Zidisha team and ask them to reschedule them to a lower amount over a longer period, then you can increase them again when you are earning more money. This will stop you getting a bad repayment history.
    God bless you,

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