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Mobile Money & Savings: How UGAFODE Reaches Rural Uganda

By Jacqueline van Hartley in collaboration with David Muheirwe In 2011 only 20% of Uganda’s population was served by banks....

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Cash is Still King in Nigeria

By Paul Breloff and Amee Patel As fintech futurists, we’re often cast in the role of cash killer and digital...

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Mobile Money and the Limitations of Cash in Malawi

By Kirsty Gray The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi was cash. While Zambia rebased its...

At the center of it all: the Zoona Agent

At the center of it all: the Zoona Agent

A few weeks ago Kirsty explained a bit behind Zoona’s business model, and highlighted the fact that emerging entrepreneurs sit right at...

What makes Zoona different: first impressions

What makes Zoona different: first impressions

This year, there are two Accion Ambassadors at Zoona in Zambia – Nile’s already explained well what Zoona does but...

1 down. 10 to go.

1 down. 10 to go.

Hello there! I just finished up my first week here in Lusaka. I’ve been fortunate enough to have an exceedingly...

Financial inclusion: it’s what’s for lunch

Financial inclusion: it’s what’s for lunch

Here’s some recent (and some other, less recent) financial inclusion media I’m consuming on my lunch break, far from Zambia (most of us...

It’s scalable! It’s revenue generating! . . . So is it a social enterprise?

It’s scalable! It’s revenue generating! . . . So is it a social enterprise?

Running the social entrepreneurship check on Zoona Try this: Google the words “Zoona” and “social enterprise” together. What do you...

How Zoona keeps it real

How Zoona keeps it real

In Nyanja, one of Zambia’s 73 official languages, Zoona means “it’s real!” or “it’s true!”—an exclamation to emphasize fact. After spending...

Seven Reasons Why Mobile Money Thrives in Zambia

Seven Reasons Why Mobile Money Thrives in Zambia

News from the Zambian front: While Americans are still gushing over Venmo — the app that allows you to move...