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Maitiro Group
In this Group: Angeline, Rumbidzai, Mercy, Angella, Gladness, Farisai, Ritha, Chiyedza, Rebecca, Chipo
Ritha is a 48-year-old widow who lives in Shurugwi with her six children aged 29, 27, 26, 23, 19 and 10. Only two of her children are still in school. She operates in the local market where she buys and sells shoes, blankets and clothes.

She lacks funds to continue her business. She has a loan of $400.00 which she used to buy more clothes and shoes to sell. If her business goes well, she is looking forward to a have a clothing shop in Chachacha (a shopping centre in Shurugwi) and also will be in a position to send her four grand children to school.

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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
  • 5
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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 Maitiro Group's $4,000 loan helped a member to buy more clothes and shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2012