A loan of $4,725 helped to grow her business by increasing her ability to service more customers in need of financial services.


Angelina's story

Angelina is 31 years old and married with two children, ages 3 and 1. Her hometown is Kitwe, located in the copperbelt of Zambia. She operates her own Zoona mobile money business in Choma, which is in the southern province of Zambia.

Angelina is a nurse by profession. In September, 2012, she decided to start her own business because her salary was too low to sustain the needs of her growing family. When asked what she enjoys most about running her business, Angelina says providing a service to people who do not have bank accounts or are intimidated by the formal banking environment makes her feel like she is contributing a needed service for her community. She also gets enjoyment from being able to employ others now that she is a businessowner. Currently, Angelina has two employees.

Angelina is requesting a loan in order to serve more customers at her shop. Currently, she is working with a very small amount of working capital, which makes it difficult to service her growing customer base. She constantly gets calls from her employees in regards to needing more money to serve particular customers. The loan will go to providing her the working capital needed to serve these customers, grow her business, and make the day-to-day operations of her business more efficient.

Angelina is confident that she will be able to open additional mobile money outlets. In doing so, she will be able to earn more profits and take care of her family better. Her long-term goal is to one day own and operate her own health clinic.



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