Update on BiancaMeet Bianca. She used her first Kiva loan to increase the working capital for her Zoona mobile money transfer business. The loan helped her to serve her customers much faster, and she is now able to pay out large amounts of money without worrying about converting funds from electronic to cash. Bianca wants to let her Kiva lenders know that her profits have improved, and this has helped her move to a better house and send her four-year-old daughter to nursery school.
Bianca is now applying for a second Kiva loan which she plans to use to finance a second Zoona money transfer shop in her town of Kapiri-Mposhi. Bianca’s new outlet will offer mobile money transfers and Mobile Airtime to more rural customers. With this loan, she will be able to buy a new trading booth and a new phone, and she will use the remaining funds as a working capital float for her money transfer outlet.
Bianca is hopeful that once she opens her second shop, her revenue will double and she will be able to improve her education through distance learning. She would like to go back to school and repeat the subjects that she did not do very well in during high school, so that she can be a good example for her daughter.
Bianca thanks the Kiva lenders for their support with the growth of her Zoona mobile money transfer business.
Previous Loan DetailsBianca is 30 years old. She is friendly and very hardworking. She is a single mother to her three-year-old daughter whom she says is her pride and joy. She runs her own Mobile money transfers shop in a small town called Kapiri Mposhi located in Central Zambia. Her business is Mobile money tra... More from Bianca'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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