A loan of $1,325 helps increase his float in order to satisfy customer demand for mobile transactions.

Lonjezo's story

Lonjezo is the proud father of a daughter. He and his brothers grew up in a single-parent household with financial challenges. They learned from an early age to be entrepreneurial to help their mother with supporting the family. Lonjezo's passion for business led him to become a Zoona mobile agent.

Lonjezo has gained the trust of his community, and his customer base has grown so much he is finding it difficult to meet the demand for mobile money transfer services there. He is the only business within a 40-km radius to assist mobile phone customers. Malawians move around cash daily, which helps family members pay school fees, cover expenses and maintain the household.

Lonjezo has applied for a 950,000 MWK loan through Kiva's field partner Zoona in order to infuse more float cash into his mobile money business, which will allow him to assist more customers with financial transactions. He hopes this injection into his business will also help him realize a bigger income.

Lonjezo plans to sponsor educational opportunities for orphans, helping them to improve their futures and eventually creating a poverty-free Malawi. With the help of Kiva lenders, he can help himself help others.

This loan is special because:

It enables an entrepreneur to improve their mobile money business.

Michelle, Kiva staff

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