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Zhomba Group
In this Group: Mary Shanangurai, Wellington, John, Maria, Vincent, Constancia
Mary is a single parent aged 37. She has 2 children aged 12 and 4 years. She lives in Gokwe Nembudziya. She also looks after three children who are related to her and who are orphans. All of them go to school.

Mary operates a general dealer in Gokwe North and has been doing business since 1998. She has one employee and her daily sales range from $70 to $100. Mary used the loan to purchase 100 crates of soft drinks, bread, 5 cartons of sugar and mealie-meal. She also farms cotton and maize which increases her income when she sells after harvest.

The main challenge she faces is that of transport to carry stock from wholesalers to the retail shop. She sees herself diversifying her products and owning her own trucks for delivery purposes. That way her children and other dependents will be able to go to better schools and also their standard of living will improve.

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.

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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

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,598,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zhomba Group's $2,400 loan helped a member tO BUY 100 CRATES OF SOFT DRINKS AND OTHER ITEMS.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 31, 2012