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Faith Group
In this Group: Piona, Tsitsi, Midia

Update on Faith Group

Piona managed to increase the level of stock on her table. She says she is now selling quite a wide range of products in terms of quality, size and color. Piona says the income generated has improved the living standard of the family as she is now able to pay fees for her children without any difficulties. She sees herself operating a clothing shop in the next five years. Piona is very grateful to Kiva and partners for the assistance and wishes to continue doing business with them.


Piona has requested a loan of $700.00 to buy more products for resale, this is a portion of the group's loan amount. Elizabeth was a member to this group and she left the group, Piona is now the new Group leader. After Elizabeth's exit from the group, Midia joined as a new member.

Previous Loan Details

Greetings from Zimbabwe! This is 40-year-old Elizabeth from Harare. She is a divorcee with one child who is attending school. Elizabeth runs a flea market business selling shoes, blankets, ladies clothes and accesories. The business has been in operation for 10 years. She says the main challenges… More from Faith Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

More About MicroKing
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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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
  • 3
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $3,226,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Faith Group's $1,900 loan helped a member to purchase products for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 11, 2013
Listed
Oct 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014