Zoona

Mobile payments and working capital finance for emerging entrepreneurs.

Cape Town, Western Cape

South Africa

www.ilovezoona.com

About Zoona

In Africa, there is a tremendous pool of entrepreneurs, business owners, and young people who dream of making money and serving their communities, but who lack the right opportunity, resources and support to reach their full potential.

Zoona offers these Emerging Entrepreneurs an opportunity to provide money transfers and other payment services to low-income consumers, while earning commissions and creating employment.

Zoona provides a mobile money platform, working capital financing, business management tools and entrepreneurial support focused on helping businesses grow and increasing financial inclusion in Africa.

Becoming a B Corp supports our wildly important goals to become the most trusted mobile money in our African operating markets, while building an awesome work culture with a team of super-engaged A-players to support our mission and growth.

The Change We Seek®

Zoona’s core customers are emerging entrepreneurs; people in Africa who dream of starting or growing a business, and through personal success can effect real change, drive progress and develop themselves and their communities.

Zoona seeks to support these entrepreneurs in order to unlock their untapped potential by filling two existing gaps: the lack of financing options for small business, and the lack of easy, quick, safe payment options for consumers.

As Zoona’s emerging entrepreneurs grow, they earn revenue, create jobs, and invest in their communities, resulting in both employment and empowerment. Zoona’s ambition is to exponentially increase both employment and employment by building a billion dollar business that will increase financial inclusion and help businesses grow across Africa.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

October 2014
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

4
7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

23
18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

57
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

16
17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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6
Overall B Score
114
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Other Office Locations

  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Lilongwe, Malawi