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Atipashe Group
In this Group: Livison, Sandra, Patrick Reason
Greetings from Zimbabwe! This is 39-year-old Livison from Masvingo. He is married with three children and two are attending school. Livison runs a retail business which sells groceries and plough wheels. The business has been in operation for 16 years. He says the main challenge being faced is that of his debtors failing to pay on time. Livison has requested a loan of 1,500 USD to purchase sugar, cooking oil, mealie meal and maize seed for resale. He says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will enable him to improve the welfare of his family. In the future, Livison plans to buy a house in town.

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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
  • 3
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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 Atipashe Group's $4,200 loan helped a member to buy sugar, soap, cooking oil, mealie meal and maize seed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2013
May 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 24, 2013