Shameem stays at home and manages her household responsibilites.
She has applied for a loan from Kiva partner Asasah for her son who wants to expand his grocery store business. With the loan, he will buy groceries in bulk to add to his store's inventory.
He has been operating this business for the past five years and Shameem hopes that an investment will make his business more profitable.
She is a regular loan user of Asasah and this is her third loan application. In previous loan years, she has maintained a good credit behavior and never missed any meetings.
Note: In the photo, the lady raising a hand is Shameem.
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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