Meet Zambia’s Fastest Growing Mobile Money Startup

Zoona is the number one mobile-money operator in Zambia and strives to be the best at providing business solutions to emerging entrepreneurs in Africa. The company’s core product is a mobile-based Zoona Account that enables entrepreneurs to process money transfers, access working capital financing, and manage their businesses.

This is the Girl Effect in practice. There’s now a third path for girls in Zambia. Tweet This Quote

Their impact on Girls in poverty? Meet Sandra Jere. She began working with Zoona when she was 19 and unemployed. She was given a Zoona booth and a start-up loan, and four years later she has nine outlets and employes 15 other Girls. Today, Zoona has over 600 entrepreneur outlets that service 600,000 unique costumers and process over $25 million per month in transactions.

This post is part of a series profiling ventures in first accelerator program dedicated to impacting the lives of millions of girls in poverty. For more information on the program, check out the Girl Effect Accelerator website.

About the author

Chance Barnett

Chance Barnett

Chance is the founding CEO of Crowdfunder. He played an early and significant role in JOBS Act legislation & regulation and is an angel investor and contributor at Forbes.