Justa is the president of the group. She, like most of her colleagues, makes bricks. Once they are made, they are sold to wholesalers to be marketed in the city of El Alto.
All of them need to increase their capital to buy raw material. This is the only way they can increase the profitability of their enterprises and improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.
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.
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