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Mike Quinn of Zoona

Mike Quinn of Zoona

“If we provide a ‘business in a box’ that allows people to become successful entrepreneurs, good things will happen.” Zoona is an...

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...

Zoona: a DNA that represents change

Zoona: a DNA that represents change

By Jitske Cnossen After returning to Lusaka, I can reflect on the great week in Cape Town I just had....

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....

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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...

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...