Total loan: $3,150


Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia / Services

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A loan helped to grow his mobile money business to service more customers by providing a safe way to send, receive, and pay bills through his shops.

John's story

John is 37 years old and, because of help from Kiva lenders, is the proud owner of eight Zoona mobile money transfer outlets. The impact his business has had on communities in Zambia is phenomenal. He has created 16 jobs for young people over and above providing locals with safe, easy, fast money transfer facilities.

John has recognized the fact that the current Zambian economic crisis has left many young people without gainful employment and this has left him deeply concerned. He would like to expand his business into more locations in Zambia so that more young people can be reached and so that other people can experience the same peace of mind he currently enjoys. He is thus reaching out to Kiva, as he lacks the capital needed to make his dream a reality.

Zoona has done market research and has found that the locations in which John wants to expand would be ideal for the traction he envisions for his business. John thanks the Kiva lenders for their continued support throughout the years.