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Sokuseka Group
In this Group: Marble, Attilio, Duduzile, Alice
Marble is a 41-year-old single parent with one child who is 17 years old and who has just finished her secondary education. She lives in Gokwe. She operates a grocery shop and owns the premises. Marble has been in this business for 16 years and has one employee presently. Marble is requesting for a loan of $400 for the purchase of grocery shop items.

Marble says that she faces the challenges of high competition and transport costs from wholesalers to her shop. Marble plans to open another shop at the same business center in Gokwe in the next five years, and to employ at least 5 people. With the income generated from this loan, she will be able to look after her extended family and other dependents from her rural home.

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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
  • 6
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,600,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sokuseka Group's $1,600 loan helped a member to buy grocery items to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 29, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 31, 2012