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Tinevimbo Group
In this Group: James, Lioba, Ratidzai
Greetings from Zimbabwe! This is 35-year-old James from Harare. James is married with three children and two are attending school. He has no dependents other than his children. James is into buying and selling shoes and jeans. The business has been in operation for five years. He says the main challenges faced are that when rains are massive they have to close up, since the area is not covered, and also competition from other sellers.

James has requested a loan of $500 to buy new shoes, tackies and jeans for resale. He says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow him to increase the family's cash flow and quality of life. In the future James plans to run his own renowned boutique.

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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
  • 4
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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 Tinevimbo Group's $1,500 loan helped a member to buy shoes and jeans for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013