A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase a small trading booth and an internet enabled phone device which he will use to serve customers.

James's story

James is 38 years old. He is married and has an 18-month-old baby girl. He lives in a rented house with his wife, their daughter and two of his cousins. He and his family are relocating 300 miles from his hometown of Mongu to the mining town of Kalumbila to start operating his own Zoona mobile money transfers business.

Currently, James works as a teller at a Zoona mobile money outlet in Mongu, Zambia. He has been working as a teller for three years. Understanding the mobile money business well, James would like to open his own outlet so that he can earn more income and provide better for his family. He is a big believer in the mobile money industry and the service it provides his community. Many people are in need of accessible and easy ways to transfer money in Zambia, he says.

The loan will help James purchase a small trading booth and internet capable mobile phone which he will use to serve customers. The remaining money will be used to provide James with cash-on-hand to serve his customers' money transfer needs.

James thanks the Kiva lenders for their support in giving him the opportunity to start his business after many years of dreaming this day would come.

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