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Update on Angela

Angela is a hardworking single mother of two girls. She has been running her mobile money transfers business for nearly four years and now has two outlets in Solwezi. She is requesting a second Kiva loan so that she can continue to grow her business.

Even though Angela has enjoyed some success, securing working capital for her business still remains a significant challenge since she does not have the collateral required for a bank loan. It is for this reason that Angela has requested another Kiva loan.

Angela is hopeful that once the Kiva loan comes in, the additional working capital will enable her to serve more customers in the busy mining town of Solwezi. Given the high demand to send and receive money, Angela knows that increasing her float is the key to growing her profits and improving her family's well being.

Angela would like to take this opportunity to thank her Kiva lenders. With her first loan, she was able to purchase a trading booth and renovate it so that her customers could have some shelter as they transact. With the increased earnings from her first shop, she was also able to bring her children to live with her in Solwezi, and they are now in school.

Previous Loan Details

Angela is a 30 year old divorced mother of two. She runs her own store as a Champion Agent for Mobile Transactions in Solwezi providing money transfer services to her community. She started her business in July 2011 because she has always wanted to have a business of her own and when the opportun... More from Angela'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.

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About Zambia

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Zambia Loans Fundraising
  • $857,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 5.5
    Zambia Kwacha (ZMW) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $4,550 helped Angela to increase her working capital (cash float for electronic transfers) so that she can grow her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
Aug 10, 2013
Listed
Jul 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Angela. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More