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Golden Leaf Group
In this Group: Caliveen, Chiedza, Vongai, Rossa, Stellah, Edzai, Lorine, Foncina, Tafirei, Kura
Caliveen is a 47-year-old man and is married with four children aged 19, 17, 14, and 11 years. All the children are going to school. They also get additional income from transporting items around town.

He sells his clothes and groceries from his home and has been in business for a year. He does not have any employees. He faces a challenge of high competition in the market. However, he has a vision of owing a lorry and a shop to operate from in the next five years. The loan will improve the standard of life of his family and will also enable him to send his children to college.

Additional Information

About MicroKing Finance

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.

More About MicroKing
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

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,547,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Golden Leaf Group's $2,850 loan helped a member to buy clothes and grocery items for his tuck shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 29, 2012