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Nhamoyapera Group
In this Group: Patricia, Shamiso, Lucia, Shanangurai, Sophia, Mable, Alleta
Patricia is a 41 year-old lady and is married. She has 4 children, aged 19, 15, 10 and 4 years. Three of them are still going to school. She also takes care of her nephew.
She buys and sells fruits and vegetables in a small township in Masvingo. She has been in business for 1 year and she has no employees working for her. Patricia has requested a loan of $400 to buy a variety of vegetables from local farmers. With the extra income from this loan, she will be able to improve the standard of living of her family. The challenges she faces in the business are temperature changes, as some of the products quickly perish. This results in a loss of revenue. She is planning to have a refrigerated container for storage of her vegetable produce stock.

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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 Nhamoyapera Group's $2,800 loan helped a member to buy potatoes, tomatoes, onions, butternuts and green vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2011
Jan 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 29, 2012