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Mama Africa Group
In this Group: Laina, Junia, Jesirita, Abigail, Sandra
Laina is a 42-year-old lady who is married with four children, ages 18, 25, 26, and 28. None of her children go to school. Laina has one dependent, her grandchild, who she stays with. Her husband is formally employed as a driver.

Laina runs a business importing blankets and other linen from Botswana and South Africa. She has been in business for over 10 years and has two employees. Laina operates her business from home in Masvingo town and her business challenges include the fluctuation in foreign currency rates as well as transport challenges when coming from border countries.

Laina is requesting a 400 USD loan to buy blankets to sell. This is her second loan. In the next five years, Laina wants to establish an import and export business.

Additional Information

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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
  • 42
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,567,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mama Africa Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to buy blankets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 30, 2012