A loan of $1,675 helped to purchase a new trading booth to expand her mobile money business to serve more customers in need of sending or receiving money.

Cecilia's story

34-year-old Cecilia has continued to grow her mobile money business. She explains how the business has given her a lot of opportunities and the financial ability to take care of her young child and 72-year-old mother.

Cecilia is a very energetic and hard-working individual. She enjoys her business because she gets to interact with different people and help her community by employing youth and providing a needed service. She currently employs three young adults to help with the business's day-to-day operations.

Cecilia is grateful to all her Kiva lenders for the financial support. She would like to let them know that her first Kiva loan helped her to serve more customers at her business by increasing her cash flow. With this additional capital she was able to increase her profits and is ready to expand the business by opening another Zoona outlet in the capital city of Lusaka.

Cecilia is requesting a second Kiva loan to purchase a trading booth for the new location. She will use the additional monies to help service her customers by boosting her working capital, which is used to serve the customers' money transfer needs. Cecilia is confident that once she begins to operate from the new location, she will earn enough profits to help her buy a piece of land so that she can build her own house for herself and her family one day to live in.

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