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Update on Ntalasha

This is 36-year-old Ntalasha. He describes himself as a happy family man. He is married and has two young children; a four-year-old girl and a two-month-old baby boy. Ntalasha operates a mobile money transfer business.

Ntalasha started running his business in 2012. Since the time he began, he has now managed to open three additional outlets, the most recent being in a busy township called Chilenje, located in the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka. He describes his business as a technology platform that allows people in Zambia to send and receive money quickly and safely.

Ntalasha has a vision to open more mobile money transfer shops throughout the country. He is taking out a Kiva loan so that he can increase his working capital at his new Chilenje shop and pay for the trading booth. This will help Ntalasha to serve more customers and make more profits. The profits help him take care of his growing family.

Ntalasha would like to take this opportunity to thank Kiva lenders. He says his standard of living has drastically improved due to the growth experienced in his business over the past two years. He attributes the growth in his business to the loans he has received from Kiva. This is Ntalasha’s fourth Kiva loan. He has successfully repaid all his previous loans.

Previous Loan Details

Ntalasha is 34 years old. He is married and has a two-year-old daughter. He owns his own business, which deals in Customs, clearing and forwarding of goods, and mobile money transfers. Ntalasha has been running his business of clearing and forwarding for four years now. He recently added mobi... More from Ntalasha'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.

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About Zambia

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Zambia Loans Fundraising
  • $912,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.2
    Zambia Kwacha (ZMW) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $3,225 helped Ntalasha to purchase a trading booth and increase the money he uses to provide services to customers at his shop.
95% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
May 16, 2014
Listed
Apr 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Ntalasha. It was first posted on Kiva on Nov, 2012. Learn More