A loan of $975 helped to add to his money transfers working capital so that he can serve customers faster.

Matokwani's story

This is Matokwani. He runs a business in his hometown of Sesheke, a border-town located in the Western province of Zambia. He needs the loan so that he can increase his mobile money transfers working capital. This is Matokwani's story:

Hello, my name is Matokwani. I am 29 years old and I run a business center in Sesheke, Zambia. I have been running my business for 7 years.

I love my business as it is about rendering a service to people who really need it. My business offers a wide range of services such as mobile money transfers. People come to my business center to send and receive money. I then get my profits from each one of those transactions. Customers can come to my shop for photocopying and printing. I also sell cell phone accessories, flash devices, cash boxes and some fat cakes.

My biggest challenge right now is low working capital. It is particularly a challenge when I have a lot of people who want to transfer money at my shop. When this happens, I have to deposit the money that I have to the bank, but this takes too long. However I am hopeful that once I get the Kiva loan, I will be able to have more money in the business. This will help me to serve my customers faster and make more profits.

My dream is to have a big business that makes life a bit easy for my customers by delivering the service efficiently without having to keep them waiting. Thank you for your help.

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