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Greetings from Zimbabwe! This is 37-year-old Shuvai from Gokwe. She is married with one child who attends school. She also cares for one other dependent.

Shuvai runs a clothing business selling clothes. The business has been in operation for 6 years. She says the main challenge faced is low business performance during the off cotton-selling season.

Shuvai has requested a loan of $700 to purchase clothes for resale. She says the extra income generated as a result of this loan will allow her to manage to send her child to a boarding school.

In the future Shuvai plans to own a clothing boutique shop.

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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.

About Zimbabwe

  • $2,000
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Zimbabwe Loans Fundraising
  • $4,189,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Shuvai to buy clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2014
May 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 3, 2015