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Shongamiti Group
In this Group: Evidence, Svodai, Enniah, Muduma, Sarar, Tsitsi, Lilian, Mercy, Senzeni
Evidence is a 47 year old lady from Masvingo, Zimbabwe. She is married with three children aged 23, 17, and 15 years. All of them are still going to school. She does not have any other dependents that live with her. Her husband is employed by First Mutual as an agent and they have his salary as additional income.

She is in the business of buying and selling clothes which she imports from Zambia. She has been in the business for four years and she is operating from her residence. She has requested a loan of $400.00 to buy clothes that she can resell. With the income from this loan, Evidence will be able to look after her family without any difficulties. Evidence says the challenge she faces in the business is competition from established fashion retail shops. She is planning to open a clothing factory for herself.

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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
  • $3,745,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Shongamiti Group's $3,600 loan helped a member to buy clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 1, 2011
Dec 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2012