A loan of $4,750 helped to purchase a trading booth for her business and increase her working capital float.


Kombelwa's story

Kombelwa is 24 years old and lives in the town of Chambeshi, which is located in the Copperbelt Province of northern Zambia. She lives with her husband and one-year-old daughter in a one-bedroom house. Her husband works as an underground miner.

Kombelwa has set up a Zoona mobile money transfer business to help provide for her family. Her husband does not earn much income at his job so Kombelwa has taken the initiative to start her own business to provide additional income for the family. Kombelwa is requesting a Kiva loan to purchase a trading booth for her business. Currently, she does not own a booth and does not have the necessary capital to purchase one without a loan. She will use the rest of the loan as working capital for her shop so that she can serve more customers

Kombelwa has big aspirations for her family’s future. Her goal is to grow the business and become a successful businesswoman who earns a stable income. This will enable her to take control of providing for her family’s needs.



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