Ledwin runs an agriculture business of selling chickens. The business has been in operation for 10 years. The challenge she faces in her business is the death of chicks due to some diseases. Ledwin has requested a loan of $800 to buy an additional cage for her chicks, more chicks, and stock feed. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her to increase her business and income, which will enable her to send her children to good schools. In the future, Ledwin plans to have a large poultry structure that can house over a thousand birds.
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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.
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