B. has been operating a bar, a hotel and a retail shop in the Itojo trading center for 23 years now. Although she makes 130,000 Ugandan shillings in profits per week, the combination of her debt and overhead costs are still more than her income, which forces her to continue to borrow from Pearl microfinance.
Juliet has a dream of expanding her businesses in order to put her children through school. She needs a loan to purchase inventory: crates of beverages.
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.
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