Zambia

Financially Inclusive Companies Can Give Young Women a Shot at Success

Financially Inclusive Companies Can Give Young Women a Shot at Success

One woman’s inspiring story for International Day of the Girl Around the world, girls face disproportionate obstacles to achieve success...

Looking back

By Jitske Cnossen Whilst not having touched Dutch soil yet, as I am writing this blog 14.000 feet up in...

Girl Effect Accelerator

Girl Effect Accelerator

By Jitske Cnossen During one of my Zoona Google searches, as part of my preparation for the Accion assignment, I...

Good day, how may I help you?

Good day, how may I help you?

By Jitske Cnossen Cactus is one of Zoona’s largest partners in Zambia. They have a little over 50 well located...

Election time in Zambia!

By Jitske Cnossen On 11 August 2016, Zambia’s presidential and legislative election will take place. During this national vote, Edgar...

Transport of booths in Zoona truck

If you want to get the job done, better do it yourself.

By Jitske Cnossen When I joined Zoona’s set-up team for a day, I witnessed a very smooth transportation and installment...

On-boarding at Zoona

By Jitske Cnossen Accion’s Ambassadors program offers me the opportunity to work for a little over two months at Zoona....

8 Lessons from Zoona, an African Fintech Startup

By Kirsty Gray During his visit to Kenya in July, President Obama reiterated his belief in entrepreneurship as the “spark...

The Limitations of Cash in Malawi

The Limitations of Cash in Malawi

The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Lilongwe was cash. While Zambia rebased its currency two years ago,...

I shot a lion the other day

I shot a lion the other day

We saw a small pride just over a ridge on the receding bank of the Luangwa river. There were 3-4...