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Matokwani

Update on Matokwani

Matokwani is taking out a second loan to open another mobile money transfer shop in a small border town called Katima. Katima is located 10km away from his hometown of Sesheke. The loan will help him to pay for rentals, hire new staff and have working capital. Matokwani is very excited to be taking out his second loan, and he is quick to say that his business improved greatly when he received his first loan. This is because he was able to serve more customers who wanted to send and receive money from his shop.

When asked how the first loan impacted his family life, he says that because he was able to serve more customers, he made more profits so he was able to help his niece with her school fees without feeling too much pressure.

Matokwani sees this as one more step toward realizing his dream of running a big business that makes life easy for his customers by delivering services efficiently without having to keep them waiting. He thanks the Kiva lenders.

Previous Loan Details

This is Matokwani. He runs a business in his hometown of Sesheke, a border-town located in the Western province of Zambia. He needs the loan so that he can increase his mobile money transfers working capital. This is Matokwani's story: Hello, my name is Matokwani. I am 29 years old and I run a... More from Matokwani's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Zambia

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Zambia Loans Fundraising
  • $857,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5.3
    Zambia Kwacha (ZMW) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,900 helped Matokwani to open a second mobile money transfer shop in the nearby border town of Katima.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 18, 2013
Listed
Feb 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Matokwani. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2012. Learn More