A loan of $900 helped to expand her business by boosting her working capital so that she can serve more customers.


Sekela's story

Sekela is 30 years old. She is friendly and works very hard to take care of her family. She is happily married with two children, aged three and one. She lives in a town called Chipata, located in the eastern part of Zambia.

Sekela runs a Zoona mobile money transfer business. She offers financial services to people in her community. Before running her own mobile money business, Sekela worked as a data operator for one of the breweries in the country. This previous experience has helped in the day-to-day running of her current business.

Sekela says the community benefits from her business of mobile money transfers because people do not have to pay large sums of money or travel to the city of Lusaka to access financial services. She is very pleased with the business because it allows her to have a livable income at the end of the month to pay for her house rentals and provide for her family.

Sekela is requesting her first Kiva loan to expand her business and boost her working capital. This will increase her revenue by allowing her to provide service to more customers.

Sekela’s biggest dream is to someday build her own house for her family. She thanks the Kiva lenders for their assistance.



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