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Masekesa Group
In this Group: Kathasi, Nzwisisai, Cecelia, Farai, Patience
Greetings from Zimbabwe! This is 45-year-old Cecelia from Masvingo. She is widowed with one child. Cecelia runs a retail business selling clothes and vegetables. The business has been in operation for 23 years. She says the main challenge that she faces is that of the high transport costs of ferrying her goods from Harare. Cecelia has requested a loan of $600 to purchase clothes and vegetables for resale. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her an increase in income, allowing her to buy building materials. In the future, Cecelia plans to build a shop in Save.

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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.

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About Zimbabwe

  • $400
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,271,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Masekesa Group's $3,000 loan helped a member to buy clothes and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 17, 2013
Listed
Jun 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 19, 2014