Total loan: $3,000


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Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia / Services

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A loan helped to purchase a Zoona branded kiosk and a phone.

Wanna's story

Wanna is a 27-year-old single mother living with her parents in Chipata, Zambia. Her parents are subsistence farmers. Wanna describes herself as someone who genuinely works hard and has respect for her community. Wanna completed her secondary school education in 2007. She wanted to start her own business but could not obtain working capital. She applied for a loan but was declined as she did not own any property and the banks required her to have some collateral. Wanna has since been helping her parents at the farm. She explains that it has not been easy to meet her basic needs and those of her son. Wanna is hopeful that with this loan, she will be able to start her own business as a Zoona mobile money transfer agent in her community. Wanna has successfully completed training with Zoona to start her own business. She has been trained how to run the business, manage her finances, and take care of her customers; she is ready to start operating. Wanna needs a Kiva loan to pay for her start up costs. Once she receives this loan, she will be able to purchase a double window trading kiosk and a web-enabled phone. The kiosk will be delivered to her location. Wanna's appeal to the Kiva lenders is that they support her to start her own business so that she can be in a position to help her parents financially and send her child to school.