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Innovative Group
In this Group: Blessings, Molin, Florence, Terieza, Tamary
Greetings from Zimbabwe! This is 40-year-old Blessings from Mutare. Blessings is a member of the Innovative Group. She is widowed with one child who attends school. She also cares for two dependents. Blessings runs a catering business selling rice and chicken, sadza, stew and pies. The business has been in operation for six years. She says the main challenge she faces is stiff competition. Blessings has requested a loan of $800 to purchase utensils like spoons, pots and plates for the catering business. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her to improve her family's welfare. In the future, Blessings plans to provide catering services throughout Mutare.

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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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  • $400
    Average annual income
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  • $3,221,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Innovative Group's $4,000 loan helped a member to buy equipment for her catering business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 16, 2013
Listed
Sep 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014