A loan of $2,825 helped to purchase crates of soft drinks for resale.

Tripher's story

Meet Tripher: He is 35 years old. He runs his own business as a distributor of Coca-Cola products in Lusaka’s Chilenge Township. A staff member of Zoona asked him the following questions:

Can you tell me about yourself?
"I am Tripher, I live here in Lusaka with my wife, my 2-year-old son and 10 relatives from both mine and my wife’s family."

What is your educational background?
"I have a diploma in Business Administration and I would like to get my degree soon."

What do you love most about running your own business?
"I love being self-employed because I have clear goals that I want to achieve and I work towards that. It is also nice to make my own decisions."

What challenges do you face in your business?
"The biggest challenge that I face in my business is that I do not have enough money to order a lot of stock, and as a result I end up disappointing my customers. There are times when I run out of stock at my shop due to the fact that my capital is small."

What do you want to use the Kiva loan for?
"I want to use the Kiva loan to buy stock for my shop. This loan will help me because once I order the drinks, at least my stock won’t be running out on me for some time."

What are your hopes and dreams for your future?
"I have many dreams, but my biggest is to see my son grow into an educated somebody. For my business, I dream of opening up two more Coca-Cola distribution centres in Mongu town and Chisamba district."

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