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Shining Star Group
In this Group: Thandiwe, Kerita, Emelina, Donald, Nkulumo
Nkulumo is 47 years old, married, and has four children, three of whom attend school. She lives in Gweru. Nkulumo buys and sells a wide range of items including radios and clothing and has been doing so for two years. She has two employees. Her main problems are the cost of transport and insufficient funds to expand the business. She has no other sources of income.

Nkulumo is requesting a loan to purchase additional stock for sale including radios, clothing, shirts, and jeans. She hopes that her business will continue to expand and that one day she will have her own shop.

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MicroKing's loans are guaranteed against institutional default (failure of MicroKing to repay Kiva lenders if the borrower repays MicroKing) by MicroKing's parent company: Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited.

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This loan is administered by MicroKing Finance, Kiva’s first partner in Zimbabwe.

MicroKing’s mandate is to provide financial services integrated with advisory services and targeted training to the under-banked but rapidly growing Zimbabwean micro-enterprise sector. The intent is to mobilize the underprivileged as active agents in fighting poverty as well as to accelerate the country’s journey back to economic prosperity where Zimbabwe was once known as the “bread basket of Africa.”

Zimbabwean micro-enterprises are generally run by women and comprise a multitude of business types. Constraints on local production and manufacturing capacity have led to cross-border trading being the most common type of business.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Zimbabwe

  • $400
    Average annual income
  • 0
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  • $3,297,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shining Star Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to purchase radios and clothing for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 26, 2011
Listed
Sep 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 25, 2012