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Mary

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Senanga, Western Province, Zambia / Services

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A loan helped to expand her business by ordering more talk time and increasing the amount of money she has on hand to handle her customers' mobile money transactions.


Mary's story

Mary is a 28-year-old entrepreneur who lives with her husband, sisters, nephews and nieces in Senanga district in Zambia.

She sells mobile talk time and is a mobile money agent. Mary is requesting a Kiva loan to expand her business by ordering more talk time and increasing the amount of money she has on hand to handle her customers' mobile money transactions, also known as "float" money. She plans to use the profit she earns to support her family and help others in her community, as part of the CAMFED Association.

Mary will repay the ‘social interest’ on her loan by volunteering three hours per week as a CAMFED Peer Educator, leading life skills sessions for students in local schools on topics such as rights and choices, choosing a career path and active citizenship.