A loan helped to procure a Zoona branded trolley and an internet enabled phone as well as the funds needed to make the actual transactions so that she can start running her own business.


Trinity's story

Trinity is a bright, eager young woman who resides in the city of Blantyre, the second largest city in Malawi and is sometimes referred to as the commercial capital of Malawi. This makes it an ideal location for an emerging entrepreneur. Trinity is looking to tap into that and run her own business here, this will make the sending and receiving of money much easier and safer for locals.

At 20 years old, Farida is the breadwinner in a family of four. Her dream is to run her own business, but lack of capital is a huge obstacle in making this dream a reality. Currently, the economy in Malawi makes it difficult for young people to find gainful employment. This makes it difficult for Trinity to support herself and her family. She believes that becoming a Zoona agent and running her own business will turn his situation around.

Trinity has a diploma in marketing management and she would like to make a success of running a mobile money transfer business in Blantyre. Trinity will use the revenue generated to further her education and plow all that knowledge back into her business and her community. She loves working with people and she would like to use her business to create employment opportunities for others.

On a broader spectrum, Trinity would like to be able to give back to her community by not only creating employment opportunities and thus helping others achieve peace of mind, but also to be a viable, trustworthy alternative in a country where banking is simply too expensive for most of the ordinary people.

This would not only save her community member’s time, but it would also lower their expenses as this would reduce the need to travel long distances in order to send and receive money.
One of her objectives is to take safe money transfer facilities to the community, and clients no longer having to spend on travel would make this a reality as well as improve the overall customer experience. She would like to increase her Zoona footprint in Malawi. She also hopes to influence some of the young people in her family to become entrepreneurs like her.
Zoona has done market research and in so doing has found that, with Blantyre being the second largest city in Malawi, the location in which Trinity is looking to open her outlet, would be ideal not only for employment opportunities for that community, but also to generate the traction she envisions for her business.
Trinity thanks the Kiva lenders for their support in her endeavor.



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