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Hello. My name is Ketty Shamakamba, I live in the Zambian resort town of Siavonga together with my husband and our four children.
I was born in 1989 in Ndola, a mining town in Zambia's Copperbelt Province. I love and adore my family and it is because of them that I established my business.
I hope to succeed in my chosen venture and to create sustainable employment to the youths of our country and I am grateful to the Zidisha community for giving me this opportunity to expand and grow my business.
I am the Founder and CEO of Cash Mobile Banking Solutions. The company has developed portable Energy Kiosks that provide services, such as solar products, portable battery kits and mobile money services, to people living in off grid areas of the country.
Energy Kiosks, also known as "community charging stations" are a mode of off grid services provision that use solar energy. Unlike microgrids which use a wired connections to serve their customers, Energy Kiosks act as a "walk up" retail model. For a fee, customers can recharge their mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. People can use mobile money services and also buy or rent solar products.
Cash Mobile Banking Solutions has placed several Energy Kiosks in off grid areas that are close to large multinational companies operating in rural areas. Our customers range from employees of the multinational companies, business owners, fishermen and ordinary people. Other than providing mobile money services, we also distribute solar products provided by ANGAZA and d.light.
Cash Mobile Banking Solutions plans to expand the Energy Kiosks to all districts of the country. After all the vast majority of Zambian people live in off grid areas.
I plan to use the loan to buy mobile units for another solar mobile kiosk located near Siamatika village. A number of large corporations involved in the aquaculture industry are located near the village. A fish feed plant whose owner is based in Denmark is also located close to the village.
Most of the workers of the large corporations live in Siamatika village and they require services, such as, mobile units, solar products and mobile money.
Our kiosks are managed by attendants who have been trained to practice social distancing and to wear gloves and masks as they go about their normal business. They also make available hand sanitizers for customers.
People who live in the areas where we have placed our kiosks are dependent on the services that we offer for their every day livelihood, so despite the COVID-19 pandemic, business is actually booming.
The important thing is to adhere to the health guidelines as indicated by the health authorities, even while business goes on.
Feb 24, 2021: To expand my mobile money network
May 11, 2020
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: 10% of $108.51 = $5.76
Credit risk payment: $6.90
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