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Evergreen Ladies Group
In this Group: Letween, Lindiwe, Pamela, Elizabeth

Update on Evergreen Ladies Group

This is 30-year-old Letween from Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, which means 'he who does not sleep". She is widowed with one child, who attends school. She also cares for one dependent.

Letween runs a business producing clothes. The business has been in operation for 8 years. She says the main challenges faced are frequent power cuts which slow down business. Letween has requested a loan of $800 to buy sewing machines and cloth. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her to help with family upkeep. In the future Letween plans to own a clothing shop.

Previous Loan Details

This is 29 year-old Letween from Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe . She is single with one child. She also cares for one dependent who is still going to school. Letween runs a services business of tailoring ladies' wear. The business has been in operation for seven years. She says the main challen... More from Evergreen Ladies Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

About MicroKing Finance

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 47
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,569,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Evergreen Ladies Group's $3,200 loan helped a member to buy tailoring materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Apr 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 19, 2012
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Evergreen Ladies Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2011. Learn More