A loan of $1,000 helped to serve more customers who want to send and receive money.

Misheck's story

This is Misheck. He is a businessman in a town located in the western province of Zambia. This is his story.

"My name is Misheck. I am 37 years old. I have four children; they are all under age 4. I run my own shop in a town that lies at our beautiful Zambezi's Barotse floodplain.

"I started out as a sugar sales boy. I would go to the Mongu depot to buy sugar and bring it back to my village to sell. I then managed to raise some capital and opened my sugar shop. Then in 2009, I got the opportunity to become a Zoona mobile money transfer agent. From the time I started offering money transfers in my sugar shop, my business improved because of the commissions I earned after every transaction. I love providing the service to the people. I feel that a business is incomplete without good customer service to make my clients come back.

"Even though my business has improved, I still face the challenge of not having enough money for my business. There are times when I cannot access my electronic funds because the bank network is down. When I receive the Kiva loan, I will use the money to make more transactions and not have to send people away or make them wait in a queue for hours while I gather the money to transact.

"I have a dream to become a government minister and continue to have healthy children as well as grow my current shop into a very big business. Thank you."

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