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Vimbo Group
In this Group: Fungai, Blessing, Getrude, Miriam
Greetings from Zimbabwe! This is 49 year old Miriam from Mutare. She is widowed with four children, two attending school. She also cares for two dependents. Miriam runs a retail business selling clothes, blankets and kitchenware. The business has been in operation for 12 years. She says the main challenges faced are high transport costs. Miriam has requested a loan of $400 to purchase clothes, blankets and kitchenware. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her to improve her family's welfare. In the future Miriam plans to own her own boutique shop and send her children to better schools.

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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.

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
  • 2
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,294,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Vimbo Group's $1,600 loan helped a member to buy more stock such as clothes, blankets and kitchenware to re-sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 19, 2013
Listed
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 19, 2013