A loan helped to expand his mobile transactions business in order to reach financially excluded communities and continue to offer employment opportunities to young women and girls.

Edson's story

Edson has done impressive work with his business, which he has managed to grow with the assistance of Kiva. Now he has 16 active outlets in and around Chililabombwe that assist the surrounding communities with sending and receiving money across Zambia. Edson has greatly impacted his community by bringing financial inclusion and employment. His aim has always been to empower women. Now he employs 21 female tellers who assist at his 16 outlets.

Since he became an entrepreneur, Edson has been able to give his family a good life. His son is 4 years old and Edson provides sufficiently for his upkeep. Coming from a family of 17 children, Edson also sees to the welfare of most of his siblings. He thanks Kiva for all the support throughout this journey, as he would not have made all this impact without the assistance of his lenders.

To continue expanding and creating more jobs for the girl children, Edson is requesting a Kiva loan to further expand his operations. This is his fifth Kiva request, and he will utilize this loan to manage the demand for financial services, by ensuring he has sufficient cash / electronic funds at his outlets. All previous loans were successfully repaid. Edson's dream is to finish building his family home on the plots he recently acquired.

This loan is special because:

It enables an entrepreneur to improve their mobile money business.

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