Total loan: $2,350


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Choma, Southern Province, Zambia / Services

Sharon's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped cover costs to expand her mobile money transactions business.

Sharon's story

This is Sharon's second request for a Kiva loan. Sharon has repaid her first loan successfully nearly 5 months ago. Sharon is now planning on expanding her business as she is doing well enough to employ a teller to provide the service at a new location.

With many people still not having traditional bank accounts in Zambia, Sharon has identified a location which will create convenience for the community to access the money transfer service, especially as being able to send or receive money is a daily need for most. Sharon needs a loan as she would like to acquire a Kiosk where her new teller will work, and finance an electronic float to start off the business.

Sharon's daughter has started grade 1 this year and thanks to her business, Sharon was able to pay a portion of the school fees upfront, which helps ease the burden through the year. Sharon thanks all Kiva lenders as her business would not have prospered without their support.