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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.
Recently I relocated one of our energy kiosks from a road that was not busy to a busy street and sales went up by 5%!
I hope to use the loan to buy mobile units for this kiosk in the hope of increasing sales since many of people who pass-by are workers from one of the largest factories in the district. These workers require mobile units, as well as phone charging services. And we there to serve them!
The places where our kiosks are located have not suffered too much from the recent lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business is still on going and factories are open. People are still busy with their regular lives and our business is booming.
We have not taken the newly announced easing of lockdown restrictions by the Health Authorities for granted and we are observing social distancing, wearing masks, using hand sanitizers and washing hands.
Feb 24, 2021: To expand my mobile money network
May 30, 2020
Cost to entrepreneur
Service fee: 10% of $500.07 = $26.63
Credit risk payment: $21.28
Optional expediting fee: $26.63
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