A loan of $1,750 helped to purchase a trading booth and increase the money he uses to service his customers.

Henry's story

Henry is 31 years old and is the sixth born in a family of nine. Currently, Henry is engaged and lives in Lusaka, where he operates his mobile money transfer business. The business not only provides for himself, but also his siblings.

Henry likes to describe his business as the service of sending and receiving money from one location to another in Zambia. He started operating the business as a way to provide for his family. Henry enjoys the business because it is an opportunity for him to provide much needed financial services within the community. He enjoys interacting with all the customers from different walks of life that do business at his outlet.

Henry requests a Kiva loan to purchase a trading booth to expand his mobile money business to serve more customers who need to send or receive money.

Henry is grateful for the opportunity to be connected to Kiva lenders. He explains that access to financing as a small business owner in Zambia is very difficult. With his loan, Henry plans to grow his business by opening a new outlet. This is the first step in his goal of continuing to grow his business.

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