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This is 29-year-old Patricia, from Harare. She is married and has two children, one attending school. Patricia runs a retail clothing business. The business has been in operation for two years. She says the main challenges that she faces are a lack of working capital, and increased competition.

Patricia has requested a loan of $750 to buy more clothes for resale. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will enable her to improve her family's standard of living. Patricia plans to own a big clothing shop, in the future.

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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.

About Zimbabwe

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,569,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Patricia to buy more clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013