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Harlequin Stars Group
In this Group: Edinah, Rebeccah, Margaret, Kudakwashe, Patronellah
Greetings from Zimbabwe! Edinah, age 35, is from Mutare. She runs a beauty salon supplies business, and she offers weaves, spray, and braids to people in her local community. She tells us her primary challenge is late payments from clients who buy on credit. She has operated her business for eight years.

Edinah and her husband have three children, two of whom are enrolled in school.

Edinah has requested a loan in the amount of $400 in order to buy weaves, braids, and spray to offer for sale. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her to develop her residential stand.

In the future, Edinah plans to run her own hair salon.

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.

More About MicroKing
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
  • 5
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,600,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Harlequin Stars Group's $1,950 loan helped a member to buy weaves, braids, and spray to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2013