Before Kafula started running his own business, he worked at one of Zambia’s biggest newspapers as an accountant. He quit his job to start running his business in 2009. As an agent for Zoona, Kafula provides the service of receiving and sending money to people throughout the country. He is also an agent for ZESCO that means he sells electricity vouchers at his shop. He says the community benefits from his business because his shop is located at a bus stop so customers can easily transact their business with him before leaving town and when they get into town.
Kafula needs the Kiva loan so that he can boost his business of mobile money transfers. He says the loan will help him to serve more customers and earn more profits.
Having just started his family, Kafula is excited for the future and is very hopeful that the loan will contribute to the dream of giving his family the very best.
More information about this loan
This loan is designed for Zoona agents, enabling them to access the working capital they need to process frequent and large mobile money transactions. Loans can also be used to help agents open new transaction booths to serve more customers, increasing the number of Zambians who have access to mobile banking technology.
Kiva loans are structured so that a percentage of an agent's monthly revenue is used to repay. Because the exact amount of these repayments is uncertain, we have structured this loan's repayment schedule to include just one payment at the end of the loan term. That said, lenders can expect to receive payments throughout the loan term as this agent earns revenue and pays back the loan.
About Zoona:Zoona is a mobile money operator that invests in emerging entrepreneurs in Africa who are transforming their communities.
In Africa, there is a tremendous pool of entrepreneurs, business owners, and young people who dream of making money and serving their communities but who are struggling to find the resources and support to reach their full potential.
Zoona offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to build their own businesses and create wealth and employment through mobile payment solutions, financial services, business management tools and support.
The network of Zoona outlets in urban and rural areas enables unbanked and financially excluded individuals the ability to transact in an easy, quick and safe manner with family, friends, and other service providers. This is a step change improvement in countries like Zambia, where the majority of transactions are still conducted in cash and are thus inefficient, insecure, and expensive. Zoona's unique model of enabling emerging entrepreneurs to provide mobile money services to consumers has the potential to significantly push the boundaries of financial inclusion in Africa.
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