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Matokwani

Update on Matokwani

Matokwani started running his mobile money transfer business in 2009, in the border town of Sesheke. With the help of the Kiva loans, he has been able to open a second shop in a town called Katima. He now runs two mobile money shops, in Sesheke and Katima.

Matokwani wishes to expand his business further by buying computers and Internet modems for his mobile money transfer business. He is seeking a loan of $3000. The computers and modems will enable him to serve his customers faster and more reliably.

Matokwani thanks his lenders for all their continued support, and promises to pay back his loans. He sees this loan as yet another step in growing his business, which is his only source of income.

Previous Loan Details

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 taki... More from Matokwani's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is a combination of the following:
 
1) Capital Growth Loan: an asset-based loan provided to both existing and new Zoona agents for setting-up or expanding their mobile transactions business. Part of the amount is an in-kind loan to enable agents to acquire assets for their mobile transaction business. For existing agents, the loan is designed to inject medium-term working capital assistance to purchase additional assets or expand to new locations thereby helping their businesses grow.
 
2) Electronic Float Advance: short-term liquidity assistance to qualifying Zoona agents to allow them to make mobile money payments when their electronic balance is too low to meet their immediate business needs. The loan is intended to provide borrowers with a boost to their electronic float to allow them to handle more revenue generating transactions and also give them a means to support transactions during peak demands. The borrowers will be able to draw down their electronic advance on a per-transaction basis. There are no monthly repayments, rather the borrowers will earn less commission on per transaction basis on the funds utilized from the advance.
 
Repayments will include fixed monthly repayments for the Capital Growth portion and a bullet payment at the end of an 18-month term for the electronic float advance.

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
  • 3
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    Zambia Loans Fundraising
  • $912,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5.3
    Zambia Kwacha (ZMW) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,950 helped Matokwani to grow his business by purchasing computers and modems for his two shops, which will enable him to provide faster and more reliable transactions for his money transfer customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
51 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Jul 4, 2013
Listed
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014