A loan of $4,975 helped to add on to his $620 working capital so that he can serve customers sending and receiving larger amounts of money.

Darius's story

Meet Darius, he runs a Mobile money transfer in Mazabuka, a large, tree-lined town, 349 km from Livingstone and 124 km from Lusaka, Zambia. This is Darius's story:

Hello, My name is Darius. I will be 26 years old on the 5th of November. I come from a family of eight. I am the only one who has completed my high school education in my family. I run my own business of sending and receiving money. I am very grateful for this opportunity.

I live in Mazabuka, a town where sugar is produced. There is also fishing as it is very close to the Kafue River. Running my own business is a very good way for me to earn an honest living. Through my business, I get to meet a lot of people in my town. I also get to make some profits, which helps me to support my siblings and my mother back home in Mansa.

I am taking out a loan so that I can increase my working capital. Right now I have a working capital of about $620. This is not enough because Mazabuka is a town that is growing and people have come to know about my business but I cannot serve them all. I have many incidents where a customer comes and they need to send $650 to a relative, I have no choice but to ask them to use another shop because I do not have enough cash and electronic at my shop.

My hopes and dreams are to expand my business. I am very hopeful that the Kiva loan will give my business the boost that it needs. For my personal life, I hope and wish to be a successful businessman and open up more shops in the future.

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