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Wisdom Group
In this Group: Fortunate, Sarudzai, Eugenia , Beauty, Caroline, Prisca
Fortunate P. is the group leader of Wisdom Group. She is a young lady aged 29 and can be identified in the group picture in a pink blouse. She is a widow with two children aged 8 and 4. She also has one dependant that she cares for. She has three years experience of home decor and kitchenware sales.

She sells her kitchenware to local individuals and companies. She also runs a poultry business that supplements her income. The challenge she faces in her business is losses emanating from breakages, as most of her kitchenware is breakable.

With the loan, she intends to increase her stocks to enable her to deliver her orders on time. The profits from the business will cover her family’s general upkeep and assist on school fees for her children. Her dream is to diversify her business by opening up a salon.

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.

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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

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $4,195,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wisdom Group's $2,400 loan helped a member to buy more stocks of kitchenware for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2011
Apr 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011