Update on AlfredAlfred is 61 years old. He has six children and seven grandchildren. He lives in his hometown of Kazungula where he has been running his Zoona mobile money transfer business for four years.
This is Alfred’s second Kiva loan. When he got his first loan, Alfred was able increase his working capital float. He also hired two employees to help him run the day-to-day business.
Today, Alfred is taking out another loan, so that he can grow his business by opening his second Zoona mobile money transfer outlet in Kazungula town. Alfred says there is a new school being opened and he plans to open his new Zoona money transfer outlet close to the district council. This will serve the teachers and pupils wanting to send and receive money.
Alfred will use the money to purchase a new phone to help him make transactions and use the rest of the money as working capital float for his new outlet. He is hopeful that the new loan will help him earn more profits, so that he can continue to take care of his family.
Alfred thanks the Kiva lenders for giving him a chance to grow his business.
In this picture, Alfred sits with his two employees, Esther, on his left, and Euphemia, on his right, whom he has employed straight out of high school.
Previous Loan DetailsMeet Alfred. He runs a mobile money transfer and stationery shop in Kaxungula. He needs a Kiva loan. This is his story.... My name is Alfred. I am married with 6 children and I have 7 grandchildren. I run a shop in my hometown of Kazungula. My shop deals in mobile money transfers and stationery… More from Alfred's previous loan »
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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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