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Simukai Group
In this Group: Mavis, Elizabeth, Beauty, Pelagia, Susan
Mavis, 27, is from Mutare, the capital of Minicaland province in Zimbabwe. She is married and has one child who attends school. She also cares for one dependent.

Mavis runs a business selling potatoes and onions. Her business has been in operation for six years. The main business challenge that she faces is transportation costs.

Mavis has requested a loan of $600 to buy potatoes and onions for resale. The extra income she generates as a result of this loan will allow her to have a better standard of living. In the future, Mavis plans to operate a vegetable shop in Mutare's central business district.

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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

  • $400
    Average annual income
  • 59
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,423,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Simukai Group's $3,000 loan helped a member to buy potatoes and onions for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 9, 2013
Listed
Feb 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 3, 2013