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Rumbidzai Group
In this Group: Auxcillia , Graceful, Medline, Melody, Portia , Rumbidzai, Selina, Tabita, Tracy , Kerenzia
Portia N. is the leader of the Rumbidzai Group. She is 35 years old and married with two children, aged 7 and 14. Both children are still attending school. She also has two other dependants to support. She trades clothing and grocery items in Donga-Shurugwi, a remote area that is about 35 km from the town of Gweru. She has three years of business experience. She gets additional income from her husband, who is a cross-border trader.

Portia requested this loan through MicroKing to buy clothes for resale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help improve her business prospects, opportunities and profits. She hopes to see her business grow and become fully mature.

Note: Portia N. is the lady with a head scarf in the picture’s front row.

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.

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
  • 7
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $4,149,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rumbidzai Group's $4,000 loan helped a member to buy clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2011
Apr 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011