A loan of $2,850 helped to order more stock for her shop.


Nelia's story

Meet 26-year-old Nelia. She is a mother to a 4-year-old girl and is expecting her second child. Nelia runs her own business at one of Lusaka’s busiest markets. Nelia’s business is the sale of Coca-Cola products, such as Fanta and Sprite soft drinks. She sells the products at wholesale to other small businesses within the market. Every day Nelia spends her time serving customers and running up and down, to ensure that she has enough empty crates to order more drinks from the suppliers. She has employed one person to help her at her shop.

Nelia started running this shop straight out of high school because her father was already in the business. Currently, business is good and she says the one thing holding her back is that she does not have enough working capital. As a result, she cannot order enough stock to satisfy the demand from her customers. She is taking out a Kiva loan because the loan will enable her to order more stock for her shop.

Nelia dreams of opening up more outlets, so that she can provide the best education for her daughter, and her unborn child.



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