Merah 2 Group
Dede is 35 years old and married to Slamet. The couple is blessed with two children, Lalita (10 years old) and Dwi (7 years old).
Dede and Slamet work together to run a business. Dede and Slamet live together with their children and take care of the different household responsibilities together.
Dede has a kiosk in a market near her house in which she has sold stationary and construction tools for more than ten years. This business allows her to pay her children's school fees and to meet her daily needs. Competitors are her challenge to this business.
Dede and the other members of the Merah 2 Group are requesting financial support from VisionFund Indonesia for the second time, so they can increase their working capital. Dede will use her portion of the loan to buy pencils, notebooks, screws, and screwdrivers to add to her merchandise. She has a dream to send her children to the university.
About VisionFund IndonesiaVisionFund Indonesia is a Christian micro venture capital organization owned by Mitra Masyarakat Sejahtera (MMS) and Wahana Visi Indonesia. Founded in 2000, VFI operates in both Jakarta and Surabaya, the two biggest cities in Indonesia. VFI targets the entrepreneurial poor who have existing microbusinesses for at least 6 months and have no financial access to commercial banks. VFI also provides microinsurance for all clients through a partnership with Allianz insurance company. With nine branches as of 2011, VFI hopes to expand in order to reach underserved microfinance markets in other islands of Indonesia.
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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