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In this Group: Ottilia, Tom, Brighton, Stephen, Ephie, Patience, Simbarashe
This is 39-year-old Ottilia from Machipisa, Harare. She is married and has two children, as well as a dependent she is also looking after. Ottilia runs a retail business selling clothes for both adults and babies. The business has been in operation for two years.

Ottilia says her main business challenges are competition, which is becoming very stiff, and lack of capital to purchase more inventory. Ottilia has requested a loan of 400 USD to pay for duty as most of her products are imported from countries like South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, and Zambia. With the extra income generated as a result of this loan, she will be able to afford school fees for her three school-going children. In the future, Ottilia plans to operate from the Central Business District in Harare.

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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

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,748,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Angel Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to pay import duty and buy some clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2011
Dec 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 30, 2012