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Acacia Group
In this Group: Kudzai, Isheunesu, Charity
Kudzai is a 26-year-old woman who is single and has no children. She lives in the small city of Gweru and operates a stationery and gift shop. Kudzai has been operating this shop for a year now and has two employees.

With the loan of $400 she has received from Microking Finance, Kudzai is going to buy gifts to resell for the festive season such as clothing and books.

The major challenges she faces in her business are power cuts from the load shedding experienced country-wide and high rentals, which change frequently.

She hopes to expand her business to other parts of the country five years from now.

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
  • 6
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $4,184,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Acacia Group's $1,200 loan helped a member to purchase gifts to sell for the festive season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 29, 2012