Investigate micro-finance in Zambia- options to expand the business centre

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Currently there are 4 computers in the Garden business centre (internet cafe). Business has been coming in steadily and the aim is that these 4 computers will be used to their maximum capacity each day. Profits generated by the centre will be re-invested into the YOFOSO youth programmes and into expanding the capabilities of the business centre. Purchasing additional equipment such as a photocopier, or more computers and printers is part of the business plan.
We are looking for Neighbours who can investigate micro-finance organisations that operate in Zambia and to also get in touch with them about loan criteria, required paperwork, loan duration, interest, fees etc.
As YOFOSO is a registered community based organization the business centre now has the capacity to generate income, therefore obtaining a micro-loan could be a way forward. Please let us know what you find out…

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To kick start this task I have found the names of a few micro-finance orgs which can be contacted:

Pride Zambia Email: pride@coppernet.com
Website address: http://www.pridezambia.org/

CETZAM Opportunity Email: info@cetzam.com.zm bmulenga@cetzam.com.za

MicroBankers Trust (MBT) Email: mbt@microlink.zm

Anyone willing to follow up on these?

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Hi- I have written emails today to Pride Zambia and CETZAM Opportunity.
I guess it's wait and see if we get a response!

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Hello Carolyn,

Thank you very much and I agree with you it is a wait and see
situation.

Mulenga

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Hi everyone- just by way of information, I have not received any response from any of the micro-finance orgs that I contacted.
I did find out about a small business chamber that might be able to assist YOFOSO in fidning some funds to purchase another piece of equipment:
ZCSMBA promotes the development of SMEs via provision of business
entrepreneurship skills through training; facilitation of market linkage and access to micro finance. ZCSMBA mobilizes membership of small-scale entrepreneurs at district level through District Business Associations (DBAs), which are affiliated to the Chamber.

Mulenga will try to contact them shortly to see if they can be of any assistance.

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Caroly,
I also was investigating micro-finance in Zambia for a project on solar cooking. Here is an email I recieved from Webby Mate:

Hi,

Thanks for the message. Well I am the Executive Secretary for the Association of Microfinance Institutions of Zambia (AMIZ). AMIZ currently has a membership of 23 MFIs some of which operate in rural areas. I would like to believe your idea would certainly be welcomed by some of them including those operating in urban areas as you know poor people currently depend quite a great deal on charcoal for their cooking and so cost effective alternatives would be welcome.

I am willing to answer any more questions you might have.

Regards,

Webby Mate

Executive Secretary

Association of Microfinance Institutions of Zambia

609, 6th floor, Godfrey House, Longolongo Road

P.O Box 30367

Lusaka, ZAMBIA

Telefax: 260-211-236258

Email: amiz@zamtel.zm

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Thank you very much for the tip George! Microfinancing is still an option for Mulenga since running the internet cafe is proving to be mor expensive than first thought.
Thanks!
Carolyn

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Hi,my name is jonathan jnr,i want to find out,did you manage to get feed back from cetzam? if not u can contact Mr. Jonathn Zulu (snr) his one of the board of trustees of cetzam, he will definately help you with more information on micro financing in zambia with cetzam. His contacts:Tel +260977725033, Email: jonathan_zulu@yahoo.com
am new to nabuur and would love to learn what nabuur is all about and find out ways i can best be of help as a volunteer.
thank you
jonathan
--
HELPING HANDS....

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Hello Jonathan, welcoem to Garden village and Nabuur! Thanks so much for the information you have posted. I'm sure that if Mulenga is interested in micro-financing for the internet cafe he will follow up on your suggestion. It's still an option.
So volunteering on Nabuur is as simple as making a useful post like you just have. Basically browse around the site and take a look at tasks that need help or attention. You don't have to be an expert in anything- you simply need to commit to helping finish the task or make meaningful contributions.
We're very pleased you have joined us here at Garden!

carolyn

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Hello Carolyn and welcome Jonathan,

I have taken note of the details of Mr Zulu senior and I will definitely make a follow up on Mirco-financing nitty gritty.

Jonathan please feel very free to contribute on any of the task we have and very soon Carolyn and I will be revising most of them. Also if you feel you want to have a first hand experience of Garden, I can be reached on 0977109586.

On a happy note the much awaited for Library construction is starting in the next few weeks and everyone here is very excited.One kid told me that he will be checking the site everyday just to see how it will start and finish. What a new year gift to the kids in Garden!

Mulenga

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thank you for your warm acceptance of my participation in Garden project.i look forward to knowing more about nabuur and how best i can be of help to Garden.
Do pass my regards to the children of Garden project.

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HELPING HANDS....

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Hello Jonathan,

Hope all is well with you.

Yesterday,thank you to you, I was able to meet your Dad.It was a very fruitful and educative meeting. I learnt so much and I am sure I will continue to do so.

Regards to you from everyone!

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
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hello Ba mulemga,
am happy to hear u managed to meet Dad and like u have said am sure indeed it was fruitful.i have exams this month so i may not be online frequently but after january i will start following up with Garden project and learn from you.thank u for the greetings, do pass my regards.
jonathan
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HELPING HANDS....

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The workshop objectives were to investigate ways of building capacity of .... involves other community resources such as religious groups, business and...check this...Investment Opportunities |Angel Investment |Venture Capitalists |Business Funding |Business Cash Back .

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