A loan of $4,900 helped to purchase a new trading booth for his second shop.

Allan's story

Livingstone is home to one of the world’s seven natural wonders, Victoria Falls. This magnificent place is where 30-year-old Allan runs his mobile money transfer business.

Allan started running his business in June 2009 whilst working in an internet café. When he first started, he only served 10 to 20 customers in a day, but this is no longer the case. Allan now boasts of being one of the most successful mobile money business owners in the country. His customers now range from 60 to a 100 in a day. It is because of this growth that in February 2010, he opened his second shop which is also doing well.

Allan believes he is successful in his business because of his commitment to offer the very best customer service. He is happy to be able to provide a service that makes people’s lives easier.

Running a business comes with many challenges. Allan’s biggest challenge is that the trading booth he is currently at his second outlet is not his. It belongs to a bus service. The owner of the bus service was kind enough to let him use a part of his space for his mobile money transfers. The trouble he says is that, his customers are inconvenienced, as there is no protection against weather elements such as rain or sun. He needs the Kiva loan to be able to buy his own trading booth, which will have a shade and some seats so that his customers can sit as they do the transactions.

His appeal to the kiva lenders is that they keep helping small businesses such as his because it goes a long way.

Allan dreams of opening up more shops in his beloved home town as the demand for his services keeps increasing. He would like to see a mobile money transfer shop at every corner in Livingstone.

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