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Total loan: $3,000

Sharon

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Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia / Services

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A loan helped to pay for her set-up costs to open a new outlet. These include buying a trading kiosk, a web-enabled phone and having the float needed to serve customers.


Sharon's story

Sharon is a 39-year-old mother of five. She got her first Kiva loan six months ago, and has grown her business by 100 percent. She is very happy to be expanding her business.

She is taking out her second Kiva loan so that she can set up her second Zoona mobile money transfer business in Lusaka, Zambia. She has found a good location to set up a trading kiosk so that people in that community can have easy access to financial services.

Sharon wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Kiva lenders for their support. With the first loan, she was able to purchase a trading booth which she uses to serve her customers.

Sharon believes her business has seen successful because she treats her customers with respect. She says running a business is not easy but if you treat people right, then they will always come back to transact with you. When asked what she would like to say to the Kiva lenders, Sharon says the assistance from her lenders has changed her business. By owning the booth, she saves on rental costs.

With her second loan, Sharon will be able to pay for her set-up costs to open a new outlet. These include buying a trading kiosk, a web-enabled phone and having the float needed to serve customers.

Sharon hopes to continue expanding her business by opening up new outlets throughout the country.