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Money Wise Group
In this Group: Elizabeth, Anna, Lucia, Veronica
Elizabeth is a 44 year old lady who is married and has four children aged 20, 17, 12, and 7 years. All the children are going to school. She has five other dependants she is staying with. Her husband is formally employed as an Engine man.

She is in the buying and selling business. She buys cattle and pigs and sells the meat to supermarkets. She has been in this business for two years now and is doing well. The challenge she faces in the business is that in Chiredzi there are no abbatoirs (slaughterhouses), so they have to travel to Masvingo. She would like this loan to purchase a sausage processing machine.

In the next five years she wishes to be a commercial producer of pork. With the profits from the business she will be able to buy food and pay school fees for all her children and her dependants

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
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  • $4,195,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Money Wise Group's $1,600 loan helped a member to buy a sausage processing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2011
Nov 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 1, 2012