A loan of $2,175 helped to obtain a trading booth so that she can expand her mobile money transfer business to another town.

Mwila's story

Mwila is 26 years old and was born into a family of six. Now, she has a two-year-old son and lives in the town of Chipata, Zambia. Mwila is a successful micro-entrepreneur who has been operating her own Zoona mobile money transfer business since receiving a Kiva loan in mid 2012.

Currently, Mwila employs one other individual to assist in the day-to-day operations of her business; she hopes to employ more people in the future as her business grows. Mwila takes pride in her Zoona business and strives to create an atmosphere that is welcoming to her customers and keeps them coming back. She enjoys the opportunity that comes with being responsible for the success of her small enterprise. With Zoona’s platform, Mwila says her business has the competitive advantage of being cheap, fast, and easier to use compared to other competitors.

Upon receiving the loan, Mwila plans to obtain a new trading booth to set up operations in the small town of Nyimba, located in the eastern province of Zambia. This new location Mwila believes will bring additional profit and growth to her business. She’s hopeful that as her business expands it will enable her to take good care of her growing son. Mwila is thankful to the Kiva lenders for their continued support.

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