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Tashinga Group
In this Group: Netsai, Melody, Mary, Sarah
Netsai is a 50-year-old married woman with four children. Two of her children are in school. She also looks after her grandchild, who is 12 years old and still in school.

She is in the business of tailoring and also chicken rearing in the Mkoba suburb in Gweru. Netsai is also a cross-border trader who goes to Namibia twice a month to sell products like seat covers, chair-backs, bedspreads, and toilet seats, which she manufactures herself. She also receives other income from her spouse's salary.

The challenges that she faces in chicken rearing are theft and the high mortality rate of chicks. As a cross-border trader, she is also affected by high import duty and transport costs to and from Namibia. If her business is well funded, she would like to expand her business by opening a shop where she would manufacture her products.

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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

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About Zimbabwe

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 0
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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 Tashinga Group's $1,600 loan helped a member to buy materials to manufacture seat covers, ladies skirts, toilet seats, and bedspreads for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2011
Nov 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 31, 2012