Working capital to print more editions of my schoolbooks

James Oppong

Berekum, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

James Oppong

Member since

January 2015

On-time repayments

116 installments  •  63%

About Me

My name is Oppong James, I live in Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana with House Number AL/210. I have 3 siblings and first born of my parents. I had my Basic Education at Drobo Demonstration Junior High School and continue at Drobo Senior High School. I am pursuing my education at Catholic University, Fiapre. Currently, I am now in book publication business in Berekum Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

My Business

Being an Author to a titled book is not a cap of tea at all. I Oppong James started writing book when I completed Senior High School. I was taken to be a pupil teacher in my locality under the National Youth and Employment Program (NYEP) which came to Ghana in the year 2006 by the then government, through the teaching of Maths and Science, I got to know much about the teaching syllabus. Later, the NYEP collapsed. All the pupil teachers were sacked including me, I was not having money to pursue my course at the Tertiary level so I decided to apply the knowledge gotten through teaching and studying of the syllabus to write books for the children. I realized that, if I am able to come out with the aim, it will be beneficial to children in the basic school to be able to get more good materials for learning. I started my first book “Integrated Science for Junior High School 1, 2 & 3” I used the money gotten as a pupil teacher to do small quantities of 500 copies. The book came out an attracted proprietors and heads of institution. The first 500 copies became insufficient in the District. I used the profit to publish 1000 copies, yet not enough for the schools. I was able to come out with the “Scholars Series in Integrated Science for JHS 1, 2 and 3”, also the “Scholars series in English reading and composition for basic schools” and last, the Scholars series in stories (Kyekyeku the rejected stone), the leading story.
So far I can come out to say that, this business is very profitable and highly patronizing as well, also highly demanded.

Loan Proposal

In book publication from the beginning to the end involves a lot of money, and even after the whole process is done, the marketing and the distribution is all costly. I sometimes need to carry the books from one region to another which involve the transportation fare. I need to employ others to help me in the marketing process which also involves money. The buying of paper and the production cost all not easy at all. I therefore plead Zidisha and Lenders to give a helping hand so that I will be able to expand the business. I therefore promise to be trustworthy to your organization in order to help us all the time. Thank you.

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Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount

$347.50

Date disbursed

Jun 24, 2015

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

3 months

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $8.86

Lenders

A

Anninymouse

Southampton, United Kingdom

investor

Candiac, Canada

K

Krokslatt

Mölndal, Sweden

cyrus0302

San Francisco, United States

DeanDropshot

Oslo, Norway

C

czeisler

Hochheim, Germany

B

blahblah

Nuernberg, Germany

H

hilde

seattle, United States

beverly

Vancouver, Canada

J

jjonas

berlin, Germany

athomas

Chevy Chase, United States

Cloudways

Malta, Malta

lorello

Vicopisano, Italy

M

Mårten

Inden, Switzerland

vinnio

Burlingame California, United States

ads68

Melbourne, Australia

Christopher

Copenhagen, Denmark

fairspirit

Utrecht, Netherlands

BF

Bob Fitzjohn

Fontvielle, Monaco, Yemen

Zal0m0n

Atlantis!!!! x), Mauritania

L

Leonora

TÄBY, Sweden

xtrahardware

Cazenovia, United States

B

BMcDermott

Washington, DC, United States

E

E

Marin county, United States

G

GanSatya

United States

M

Malibu

Westwood, United States

Matching Fund

Sterling, United States

S

spivurno

United States

Paul Buchheit

Mountain View, United States

K

Karpet

Faroe Islands

Flipmore

Vancouver, Canada

SimonD

Lincoln, Uk, United Kingdom

I

idris

United States

M

M.Umar

Pakistan

OllieOladele

London, United Kingdom

J

jamdal

Australia

pelhage

United States

S

Stephan

Netherlands

KM

Kirsty M

United Kingdom

Family Mueller

Petershagen, Germany

SteveFylde

United Kingdom

Robert

Sweden

MZ

Matt Zirwas

United States

LJ

United States

BK

Brianne Keyes

United States

HN

Hai Nguyen

Switzerland

RW

Roger Wang

United States

Paul

Seattle, United States

C

Christian

Switzerland

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