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Zbs Group
In this Group: Chengetanai, Elizabeth, Ramwidzai Emilly, Tunyiwe, Enes
Greetings from Zimbabwe! In the center of this photo we see 32-year-old Chengetanai, who lives in the town of Gweru. She is married and the mother of three children, two of whom attend school. She also cares for two dependents. She runs a retail business selling shoes, jeans, handbags, blankets and other items. She has been in business for two years and her main challenges are many competitors, occasional low demand, and high tariffs on imported goods. Chengetanai has requested a loan for $400 to buy more items to sell. She says the extra income generated by this loan will increase her disposable income and allow her to complete building her house. In the future, she would like to open a boutique.

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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
  • 1
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,221,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zbs Group's $2,000 loan helped a member to buy more items to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013