A loan of $975 helped to increase his cash on hand to make more money transfers.

Jimmy's story

Jimmy is 40 years old. He is married and has three children. He runs his mobile money transfer and auto spare parts businesses in his hometown of Lundazi, a town in eastern Zambia near the border with Malawi.

Jimmy has been selling car spare parts for five years now. He added mobile money transfers to his line of business two years ago. Being a Zoona mobile money transfer agent means that Jimmy offers the service of sending and receiving money to his community. He gets his profit every time a customer uses the service at his shop. He says being a Zoona mobile money transfers agent has helped him grow as a businessman in his town. When asked what his biggest challenge is, he sites the lack of working capital. He says the saddest part is that, when he runs out of cash at his shop, he has to make his customers wait, while he goes out to look for money and in some cases ends business..

He is grateful for the opportunity to get a Kiva loan, as it will help boost his working capital and he will earn more profit. He thanks the Kiva lenders.

In this video, a representative from Zoona interviews Jimmy.

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