A loan of $4,650 helped to grow his mobile money business to service more customers in his community who need financial services.

Allan's story

This is 32-year-old Allan. He is a Zoona mobile money transfer business owner. His business deals in the receiving and sending of money. Allan opted to write his own Kiva loan profile. This is his story:

My name is Allan and I have received two loans from Kiva. Now, I am requesting my third loan. First off, I would like to thank the lenders who have enabled me to grow my business. A great motivation of mine is to create a life filled with opportunities. This is what keeps me strong and focused in all that I do.

The previous loans I received through Kiva helped me grow my business. Prior to getting a loan I had one Zoona outlet, now I have three outlets and plan to open two more. My business has been positively impacted by the ability to increase my working capital through loans.

With the first loan I managed to open two additional shops and help my community build a bus stop shelter. The loans have also had a positive impact on my family. I have managed to send my brother and two cousins to school. In November of this year I am having my wedding as well. These loans have been a true blessing. My desire is to create a better life for my family, to be a role model for them, and to allow them to see the opportunity that comes from hard work. I will use this third loan to expand my businesses by adding more working capital to my shops, which will provide me with additional income. This will also improve service to customers and my community.

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