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Vimbai Group
In this Group: Phinias, Tredah, Silovile, Sabina
Phinias is 48 years old and lives in Gweru. He is married and has two children aged ten months and seven years.

Phinias is a general dealer and has two employees. He has been in the business for seven years. He sells groceries and chicken cuts in Zvishavane. The challenges he faces include a lack of funds and transport challenges.

With the loan of $400 USD, he wishes to buy soap, cooking oil and sugar for his shop. The additional income will enable him to buy a house in Zvishavane.

In the future, Phinias plans to run a bigger supermarket.

Additional Information

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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
  • 11
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $4,189,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Vimbai Group's $1,600 loan helped a member to buy soap, cooking oil and sugar for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2012